Parents

Family Engagement survey

a wreath of hands surrounding a survey form to portray a family engagement survey

Each year the schools ask parents to provide feedback about our school family engagement.  This feedback helps us identify our strengths and areas for improvement.  As a parent, please respond to each statement on the survey. Your input is invaluable! 

Parent involvement

Parents are always welcome here at Bussey. During testing, parents volunteer as bathroom and hall monitors. Every year, parents and former students help with our Hispanic Heritage festivities by promoting, organizing, and monitoring. Please contact our office for all the exciting upcoming volunteering opportunities! Parents must complete the GISD volunteering process prior to attending any events.

Hoonuit access for GISD parents

GISD and Hoonuit now offer 24/7 online training and support for hundreds of software applications ex: Microsoft, Google, and iPad apps. 

Join the PTA - Help us help students

The PTA is a grassroots organization made up of parents, teachers and others who have an interest in children, families and schools.

By joining the PTA, a member becomes part of the largest child advocacy organization in the state with nearly 600,000 members across Texas. Be a part of the action! Sign up today!

Telehealth - free health program

Healthy children are better prepared to learn at school. Telehealth can be an excellent resource to help promote the best education for your child.

This program allows your child to connect with a doctor or nurse practitioner without leaving the nurse’s office. Find out more about the program and how to enroll.

Gifted and Talented information

  • Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT)
  • The Garland Area Parent Association for Gifted and Talented (GAPAGT)

Helpful Links from the GISD Website

Career and Technology Information

Information and Disclaimer

Health hints - Important information from the nurse - Ms. Clausing

This month's topic is how to determine if your child has a cold or the flu...Is it a Cold or the Flu? 

eNews account - sign up

Parents can sign up to receive practical parenting tips via email by subscribing to GISD's Family Engagement eNews.

Parent access to student test data

TEA has developed a data entrance that allows parents to have access to their student's assessment information across administrations.

Data Portal login link

Click on "Go to Student Portal"

  • Enter "Unique Access Code" (which is located at the bottom of the student's confidential student report)
  • Enter the student's date of birth

The reports provide historical state assessment data for TAKS and TELPAS for each student. The goal of this online system is to assist students and parents with tracking academic progress. The site is user friendly and the reports are easy to understand.

Anonymous Alerts®

report it speech bubble

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 and reduced-price meal program

Parents can apply online for free and reduced price meals for students that are eligible.

Be a Senior citizen VIP 

With a special VIP pass, senior citizens over the age of 65 can get free general admission to athletic and Fine Arts events.

Visit the Senior citizen 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.