Back-to-school forms

7/21 Update: Revised process for completing forms

Our technology team has been working diligently with Laserfiche to resolve difficulties processing back-to-school forms. As a result, forms will be processed via Skyward Family Access. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and frustration.

Due to this unfortunate circumstance, all families must complete back-to-school forms in Skyward. To complete the back-to-school forms process, parents will need to log in to Skyward. For details, see the Completing Back-to-School Forms in Skyward webpage.

For assistance or questions, please review the FAQs below or email Familyaccesshelp@garlandisd.net.

Every year, the back-to-school forms process asks families to verify or update contact information, select notification preferences, agree to guidelines on acceptable use of technology, etc. 

Revised process to complete the 2021-22 forms

Login to Skyward Family Access to complete all forms.

See Completing Back-to-School Forms in Skyward for detailed instructions.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Do I need to complete back-to-school forms?

Yes, the district needs updated information from the forms for every student each school year.

When are the forms due?

Forms can be completed through the first week of school.

Can we still see schedules early?

If forms are completed before July 30, middle and high school students will be able to see their schedules as soon as their campus makes them available.

I’ve tried to complete the forms already. How will I know if I need to complete them again in Skyward?

Any existing data should have been carried over into Skyward. However, it’s important for you to log in and review what’s there. This will allow you to confirm that all information came through correctly and to officially submit the information.

 

What happens if I complete them twice?

Any previously entered information will be overwritten by new content added in Skyward.

Does this process impact enrollment, campus placement or my student’s schedule?

No. The back-to-school form completion process does not impact your student’s enrollment or schedule. Your child will not lose placement at their assigned campus.

What user ID and password do I use?

If you have an existing Family Access Account, you will use your existing log-in. Families that are new to the district or have not previously established a Family Access Account can review these steps to create a new account on the Skyward Family Access website.

Who do I contact if I need help?

If you need help with your username or password, view this video tutorial for instructions on how to reset your password:

English Login and password for Skyward Family Access

Spanish Ingresar a su cuenta y reiniciar contraseña de Skyward GISD

 

If you need help with Skyward, contact SkywardHelp@garlandisd.net.

If you need in-person assistance or access to a computer to complete the forms, you may attend office hours Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 6:30 pm at the Marvin Roden Technology Center located at 410 Stadium Dr, Garland, TX 75040 from Jul 26, 2021, through August 6, 2021.

Forms overview

View more information about each back-to-school form in the list below to get an overview of what will be included in the form completion process.

Forms and information updates for 2021-22

Some forms will be required documents to be signed and returned by all students and others are optional documents depending on student need or family preference. Note: There may be additional forms not listed here based on campus-specific needs.