Parent involvement

Best GISD Moments

Throughout November, GISD celebrates parental involvement, family engagement and the important roles parents play in a successful education. Help Garland ISD spread the word that schools and families that work together can make powerful partnerships. Share your best Garland ISD moments by tagging social media posts with #BestGISDMoment to celebrate with us.

Best GISD Moments flyer (PDF)

Best GISD Moments flyer - Spanish (PDF)

Best GISD Moments flyer - Vietnamese (PDF)

Students with involved parents, no matter what their income or background, are more likely to:

  • earn high grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs
  • pass their classes, earn credits, and be promoted
  • attend school regularly
  • graduate and go on to postsecondary education

We welcome and encourage parent involvement in school and district activities. The Department of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) offers parent education workshops and programs as well as parent and family engagement services. Visit our Volunteer page to learn about the many volunteer opportunities available to parents who want to get involved.

Parent Involvement Policy

When parents are involved in education, children do better in school and schools improve. Our parent involvement policy explains how our district supports the important role that parents play in the education of their children.

Parent Involvement Policy 

Parent Involvement Policy - Spanish

Parent Involvement Policy - Vietnamese

Parent Newsletters (Boletín para los padres)

From September through May, parents get practical tips and activities that they can use in their daily routine to:

  • get involved in their children's education
  • improve school success
  • enhance parenting skills
  • teach children positive character traits

These newsletters are available in English and Spanish. Home & School Connection enhances parenting skills and helps improve student behavior. Math + Science Connection makes math and science clear, inviting and fun. Reading Connection supports reading, writing, and language skills.

Beginning editions are for parents of students in preschool through grade 2. Intermediate editions are for parents of students in grades 3-5.