Parents

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.

Last day of school

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Choice of school

Learn more about Choice of School.

School hours

Kindergarten-5th - 8:10 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
PreK AM - 8:02-11:05 a.m.
PreK PM - 12:17-3:20 p.m.

2020-21 School calendars

2020-21 Calendars (EN, SP, V)

2020-2021 School calendars

2020-21 calendar
2020-21 calendar-Spanish
2020-21 calendar - Vietnamese

2020-21 Supply list

Supply list

Parent involvement

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 post secondary education

Explore the ways in which you can get support and be involved in your student's education on the district's Parent involvement page.  Highlights for parent involvement include Early Literacy, Campus Parent Involvement PolicyParent workshops and Complaints and Concerns

Volunteering

Volunteer sign-up is easier than ever!  Visit the office with a valid picture ID.  We will enter your information, take a quick picture and that's it.  Your application will be sent immediately for a background check.  The process should only take 2-3 days and an email will be sent as soon as it clears.  We can't wait to see you!

Per GISD policy, only approved volunteers may participate in Field Trips, Class Parties, and school events as chaperones or volunteers. 

Please note:  If you fill out the online application and do not visit the office with a valid picture ID to input into the Raptor system, your online application will not be approved.  Be sure to stop in at the office and let us help make the process fast and easy.

Communication

Back Elementary offers many ways to keep parents and the community informed.  Please call our office at 972-475-1884 for more information.

  • The Back Website

  • Back Elementary online Calendar

  • Facebook:  Back Elementary School

  • Facebook:  Back Elementary Specials (Art, Library, Music and PE)

  • Instagram: Back_Bulldogs

  • Twitter: @Back_Bulldogs

  • School Messenger callouts from Ms. Ramos and Mr. Marshall

  • Many teachers host their own blogs and communication apps like Seesaw.

  • Student information- Each week important information relating to assignments and activities is sent home with every child. Check you child's backpack every day for flyers, forms and

Skyward for grades, attendance & more

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Skyward contact:  Carolina Hernandez

Access student grades, attendance information, report cards, and more.

To register, provide an email address to Carolina Hernandez. Your email will be entered into Skyward.  Then, Skyward will email your login information to you. 

Login and password video

Check on grades

Attendance and absences

View the Policies & procedures page for important information about attendance and absences.

No more than 4 challenge

Research shows that attendance affects academic achievement, the path to graduation and future success. Garland ISD exists to provide an exceptional education to all students and believes in every one of them. It is that devotion that drives the district to challenge students and families to miss no more than four school days--excused or unexcused.

Take the pledge. Attend school every day. 

Share your pledge by using the hashtag #IWillAttend on Twitter. Learn more on the district's attendance page.

Student ID

What is the Student ID Number and why do I need it?

The Student ID Number is assigned to your child on the first day of enrollment in the GISD.  This 6 digit number is used as their lunch number and will remain their Student ID Number until graduation. 

Do you know your child's Student ID Number?  If not, ask your child for this number and place it where it can be easily accessed.  Many parents put their child's ID in their cell phone directory.

Please have your child's Student ID Number when calling the office for any reason regarding your child. With this number you can easily change the way a student goes home, fill out the release of student form when picking a child up early from school, or ask for information on tardies and absences.

Changing the way a student goes home

Please see the Policies & procedures page for information on how to change the way a student goes home.

School spirit

Spirit Sticks promote school spirit and participation. Find out more on the School spirit page.

Cafeteria

  • PayPAMS - a convenient, online way to pay for meals and school related services.
  • GISD Meal View - see what's for breakfast and lunch

Clinic - Nurse Nored

Please contact Nurse Nored by email or phone at 972-475-1884 for clinic related questions.

Related district links:

Forms and information

Links and resources

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 
my.hazel.co/patient/signup and
complete the Hazel Health consent form - PDF version to access these services.

Visit Health Services 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.