Every year, the back-to-school forms process asks families to verify or update contact information, select notification preferences, agree to guidelines on acceptable use of technology, etc.
Revised process to complete the 2021-22 forms
See Completing Back-to-School Forms in Skyward for detailed instructions.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Yes, the district needs updated information from the forms for every student each school year.
Forms can be completed through the first week of school.
If forms are completed before July 30, middle and high school students will be able to see their schedules as soon as their campus makes them available.
Any existing data should have been carried over into Skyward. However, it’s important for you to log in and review what’s there. This will allow you to confirm that all information came through correctly and to officially submit the information.
Any previously entered information will be overwritten by new content added in Skyward.
No. The back-to-school form completion process does not impact your student’s enrollment or schedule. Your child will not lose placement at their assigned campus.
If you have an existing Family Access Account, you will use your existing log-in. Families that are new to the district or have not previously established a Family Access Account can review these steps to create a new account on the Skyward Family Access website.
If you need help with your username or password, view this video tutorial for instructions on how to reset your password:
If you need help with Skyward, contact SkywardHelp@garlandisd.net.
If you need in-person assistance or access to a computer to complete the forms, you may attend office hours Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 6:30 pm at the Marvin Roden Technology Center located at 410 Stadium Dr, Garland, TX 75040 from Jul 26, 2021, through August 6, 2021.
View more information about each back-to-school form in the list below to get an overview of what will be included in the form completion process.
Forms and information updates for 2021-22
Some forms will be required documents to be signed and returned by all students and others are optional documents depending on student need or family preference. Note: There may be additional forms not listed here based on campus-specific needs.