GISD Recovers: Winter 2021
The temperatures have risen but the effects of the historic cold will linger for a while. We’ve collected some resources to help you deal with remaining challenges and questions.
District resources and information
Meals for students
As always, our guidance & counseling department is available to provide support.
We anticipate that TEA will grant waivers for missed school days from Feb. 15-19. If so, we won’t have to make up those days.
We are working with TEA to see if the existing additional minutes built into our school calendar can be used to make up the closure on Thursday, Feb. 11. If approved, we will not have to make up this day, either.
Need to switch from remote to face-to-face learning?
We know that many of you are dealing with freeze damage in your own homes. If your child is a remote learner who needs to return to school as a face-to-face learner for any reason such as loss of internet, damage to your home, etc. our doors are open for every child.
How you can help
Donate goods or funds to the GRS Giving Place to help support our students in need.
Notice a concern with a district facility? Contact the 24-hour security dispatch at 972-494-8911.
Ongoing efforts by district staff
District staff continue to work to ensure the safety of our buildings and to provide support for our families and staff.
Security teams monitored our facilities, responding to alarms and challenges.
Maintenance and custodial staff worked nonstop to respond to broken pipes, power failures, internet outages, and facility needs.
Campus administrators walked their buildings after the storm to identify and report on any trouble areas.
Student nutrition staff again began preparing and serving curbside meals as soon as conditions allowed.