Monthly family newsletter

Click the link below for the most recent family newsletter. 

Family Newsletter


Watch D.O.G.S. 

Abbett is proud to partner with our PTA to bring the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program to Abbett.  Through this program, dads or other father figures serve as positive male role models for students by volunteering to spend a day or half day at school helping out around the building and building positive connections with kids. 

group picture of dad at Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Night 2022 Thank you

Need help with district devices? 

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For technology help with district-provided Chromebooks, mobile hotspots and iPads, see our page Technology support: Get help with district devices. There, you can find the support request form and resources for setting up and using district-provided technology.


Free online technology training for staff, students and parents

Hoonuit is now available for free to all GISD families and staff to access online tutorials and workshops for computer software, social media, cloud computing, Twitter, and Internet safety.

How do I log in? District employees login using their district username and district password. Parents, please see your librarian for the login information.

What will I find there?

GISD’s subscription to Hoonuit includes: Project-based training on:

  • 21st century concepts to create college- and career-ready students
  • Applying technology skills in the classroom
  • Just-in-time technology training tutorials on 250+ software applications and edtech tools
  • Training on in-demand Career Skills, such as Time Management and Effective Listening

Parent resources

Garland ISD's parent resource page is full of valuable information and useful links. With just a click of a button, you should be able to find out just about anything!

The Health services section of the GISD website is a also great source. You can get immunization requirements, tips regarding flu season and information on other common ailments such as allergies and asthma.

Student resources

Need a refresher on policies and behavior? We have the tools below available for your reference:

Anonymous Alerts®

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Report bullying and other urgent student concerns quickly and anonymously to school officials with Anonymous Alerts®.

Find out more about Anonymous Alerts® and other ways to get in touch on the district share & report page.

Free medical care

Students can receive virtual doctor visits straight from the school clinic or from home. 

Sign up for Hazel Health at and
complete the Hazel Health consent form - PDF version to access these services.

Visit Health Services for additional details.

Fentanyl Awareness

Learn about the dangers of Fentanyl and how you can stay safe and spread the message that #OnePillKills.

Visit the GISD Fentanyl Awareness page for additional details.

Be a Garland ISD VIP 

With a special VIP pass, community members can get free general admission to many athletic and Fine Arts events at district facilities.

Visit the Garland ISD VIP pass page for more details.

District policies

To support our mission of providing an exceptional education to all students, we have created policies designed to help your student have the best possible education experience.

Visit the Policies page on the district website for additional polices and related information.