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.

A young person being given food supplies to put in his carCommunity resources

City of Garland Winter Weather

City of Rowlett

City of Sachse Winter Weather

North Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry

GISD’s list of general community resources 

District resources and information

Meals for students

District curbside meal resume Monday.  See the curbside meals page for details or find alternate meal distribution locations from the North Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry.

Counseling services

As always, our guidance & counseling department is available to provide support.

Find your school counselor

Virtual counseling

Make-up days

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.

Contact your campus

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.