DACA resources

The Garland Independent School District is steadfast in its mission to provide an exceptional education to all its students. We celebrate the diversity of our students and families and the rich language and cultural assets they bring to the district. We strongly encourage the participation of all families in our schools and are fully committed to providing a safe learning environment that facilitates the growth and well-being of every student within our care.

We believe education transforms lives, and we will strive to provide support to serve every student, regardless of background, including immigration status.

The safety and security of our students is our top priority. To help address possible concerns regarding DACA and it's potential impact on students and staff, we are providing the following resources. 

Community resources

If your family is in need of services such as counseling, support groups, housing, clothing, food, substance abuse treatment, or psychiatric assessment, you may refer to the community resource list to find information and support.

Community resource list (PDF)

Community resource list (DOCX)

Family preparedness

Unexpected situations can happen for any family. Below are some reminders to help you be prepared in case of an emergency or other unanticipated event. 

Contact information

Make sure your child's school has updated emergency contact information by taking a revised Family Verification Form to the school. 

Print the Family Verification Form

Child care

Without worrying them, assure your children that they will be taken care of if,  for some reason, you are unable to care of them, even for a short period of time.

Talk to the people you would want to care for your children if you are unable to, and make sure they know they will be listed as emergency contacts. Memorize their phone numbers, and have your children memorize them, too.

If you have legal documents preventing anyone from contacting or picking up your children, make sure to give a copy of that documentation to the school.

Make sure the list of people who can pick up and care for your children is up to date on your child's information card. Make sure the people who can pick and care for your children are up to date on your child's location and school.