Policies & procedures

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In the Classroom

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Positively interact Pick up your trash Positively interact with others Purposely use your time

Accountability is Key!
Be on time
Ask before getting out of your seat Attendance is key! Be in class on time Always pickup your trash

Walk purposefully and on the right side Watch for direction from your teacher Watch for direction from your teacher Wait your turn (no more than 5 in the restroom)

Student 5-step discipline plan

Students at Coyle Middle School will interact in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment based on students adhering to campus norms identified in the Coyle Middle School Discipline Management Plan.

Loss of privilege policy

“Loss of privilege” means that students may not attend and/or participate in extracurricular school activities on or off campus before, during, or after school. Privileges include athletic activities, dances, pep rallies, assemblies and field trips. Students may be placed on the Loss of Privilege List for disciplinary consequences for misbehavior, and other reasons deemed appropriate by school administration. The list will be expire at the end of each semester.

Loss of privilege (LOP) criteria:

  • 1 AEC Placement = Loss of Privilege for the school year
  • 1 Out of School Suspension = Loss of Privilege for one semester
  • 2 In Building Suspensions (RAC) = Loss of Privilege for one semester
  • 3 Thursday Schools = Loss of Privilege for one semester

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Students in Garland ISD now have the opportunity to bring their own personal electronic devices to school for educational purposes. With administrator and teacher approval, students may use their devices to access and save information from the Internet, to collaborate with other learners and to utilize the productivity tools available to them. GISD Student BYOD Administrative Guidelines

Lunch procedures

Parents, please feel free to drop off money at the front desk if your student forgot their lunch, at home, and they need to purchase lunch in the school cafeteria. Please do not drop off fast food to the front desk, as we will not have the resources necessary to deliver them in time for each student's lunch period.

Dress code

At Coyle Middle School, we believe we are preparing our students to be successful in their future endeavors. We have established a dress code so as students enter high school they will have had the preparation for appropriate dress and grooming. Students must be in compliance with the dress and grooming code the instant they enter the building.  A comprehensive dress code guide can be found on the GISD website.

Visitors entering building

To better protect our students, visitors and staff, our campus screens for registered sex offenders. A valid state issued ID is required to enter our campus for any reason. All visitors MUST enter through the front office.  There are no exceptions to this district policy.  Please have your state issued ID ready for viewing. Thank you for your cooperation in helping keep our campus safe.

Tardy policy

We expect our students to be on time to school and to class.  Students have 4 minutes between classes.  Failure to make a class will result in an office referral and consequences.  Tardies more than 10 minutes will be counted as an absence.  More than 3 tardies per 6 weeks will result in an office referral and consequences.


If your child is absent, please send a note to the office the day he/she returns to school. Students should check with their teachers regarding make-up work.

Attendance plays a large role in a student's level of academic success. It is the responsibility of parents, teachers, and administrators to encourage regular and punctual attendance. It is the responsibility of the student to be in attendance each school day in a punctual manner.  If you have any questions regarding your child's attendance, please contact the attendance office at 972-475-3711.

Please be a school volunteer

"Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve... You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love..."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

All potential volunteers must now complete a Department of Public Safety Criminal History form in addition to the GISD's Background form. All volunteers must have both forms on file. Per GISD policy no one will be allowed to interact with our students without completing both forms. GISD Volunteer opportunities overview

Nurses station

Should your student stay home when they have a fever, rash, runny nose or cough? We ask all parents and guardians to use safety guidelines designed to assist in your decision-making process as to whether or not to send your child to school.

Online Student Services requests

Do you need to enroll your child, request a transfer, withdraw or request a transcript? It's easy to start common processes at home. Visit the Online Student Services page to get started. 

If you have additional questions, please contact the campus data clerk:

Linda Bonner



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.