9/9/20 Update: Free meals for all students, instructional model selection deadline extension

Free meals for all students

Garland ISD Student Nutrition Services is excited to be able to offer free meals to all children 18 years of age and younger. The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced an extension of funding that provides this opportunity through at least Dec. 31. Families who have not completed a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application for the 2020-21 school year should submit one as soon as possible. 

Beginning this week, all face-to-face learners can now receive daily cafeteria meals at no cost, while remote learners can pick up free curbside meals twice a week. Children younger than school age and any non-GISD students who live in Garland, Rowlett and Sachse can also receive free curbside meals.

GISD remote learners should bring one of the following for curbside meals pickup:

  • Email confirmation from Student Nutrition Services
  • Student schedule in Skyward

Non-GISD students who live in Garland, Rowlett and Sachse, or children younger than school age should bring one of the following for curbside meals pickup: 

  • Student ID card
  • Student report card
  • Birth certificate (for children younger than school age)

Please note that parents or guardians can only pick up meals for their children, but children do not need to be present during pickups. For distribution locations, times and procedures, please visit our Curbside Meals webpage.

Quarter 2 Instructional Model Selection Form deadline extended

If families would like to change their instructional model selection of remote or face-to-face learning for the second grading period, which begins Oct. 12, the deadline has been extended to September 16. Families received an email Sept. 8 with an updated link to our Quarter 2 Instructional Model Selection Form. If you do not have an email address on file with the district, you should have received a postcard in the mail over the weekend. If you would like your student to remain in their current instructional model, you do not need to submit a form.

Need help? Email AskStudentServices@garlandisd.net or call 972-494-8255.