COVID-19 & school operations

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Updates and announcements

3/3/21 Mask update

Dear Garland ISD Family:

The Texas Education Agency today recommended that schools continue to require masks for students and staff. Garland ISD will continue to require masks for all staff and students while they are in our facilities.

As a community, we have a shared commitment to protecting not only ourselves, but also those around us. In Garland ISD, the protocols we have put in place, including masks, have helped us safely reopen schools while keeping the health of our staff and students our top priority.

 All teachers and school staff are now eligible to receive vaccines, which is a huge step in returning all students to face-to-face learning in 2021-22. We all look forward to the day when masks will no longer be a requirement, based on guidance from our local health authorities and the Texas Education Agency. For now, we will continue to mask up and stay safe.

As always, thank you for your partnership.  We are #GarlandUSA, and we are #GISDStrongerTogether.

3/2/21 Update: Gov. Greg Abbott executive order

A recent executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott allows businesses to lift the mask mandate and operate at 100% starting Wednesday, March 10.  GISD is seeking clarifying information from the Texas Education Agency and local health departments to learn how this order will impact schools. At this time, we will maintain our current COVID-19 safety procedures until we receive more information. We will keep you updated. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

 Questions? Email or call 972-494-8255. 

Previous updates

See the COVID-19 archive page for all previous updates.