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
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.
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.