Greetings Davis' family! Parents can help their children do well in school by:
Establishing bedtime routines: Sleep is essential to school success. Children ages 5-12 need approximately 10-12 hours of sleep per night.
Eat a good, healthy breakfast. Feed the brain!
Prepare for school the night before: Clothes, homework, lunches, etc. prepared at night can ease the rush in the morning.
Prepare to be on time for school. Rushing to get to school can cause anxiety for both parents and students.
Listen to your child’s feelings. Allow them to express fears as well as things they are excited about.
Role play. Discuss situations that can occur and how to handle them.
Thank you for the opportunity to educate your child. I appreciate Davis parents! Please contact me if I can assist you.
What can my counselor do for me?
Counselors will help you by:
being your advocate - counselors are here for you!
reviewing your choice of subject during the registration period (February - April)
providing study skills and academic information
providing career and college information
helping in teacher/student relationships
helping cope with family issues
listening to concerns about friends, etc.
giving you information about life and decision-making skills
referring you to people or places outside of school for help if necessary *For outside community counseling and social services, the GISD Counseling Department provides this referral card. [FIX LINK]
Counselors for each campus are certified by the state of Texas in School Counseling, have a Master’s Degree, and previous teaching experience. Each elementary school has a guidance counselor to help ensure that adequate support for helping students to succeed and meet their goals is available.
Character Education is integrated into the curriculum using the Character Counts! Program. Students work through the six pillars of good character: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, caring, fairness, and citizenship throughout the school year. Watch your student's class calendar for monthly character information and special days that they can show off their character spirit!
HERO Week: bullying prevention week
One week of Sept. has been designated as Garland ISD HERO Week. The acronym stands for Help Everyone Respect Others. The week is designed to increase student awareness of respecting others and preventing bullying in schools and the community. Activities will be planned throughout the week, including “Dress like a Hero”.
Parent resources are available online and free: provided by the Coordinator of GISD Library Services.
Red Ribbon Week, the fourth week in October, is a week of alcohol and other drug awareness activities that promotes a drug-free lifestyle. Wearing a red ribbon signifies a unified effort to support a drug free environment. Students are invited to dress with our fun themes each day to show their support of being drug free.
Bullying and cybersafety
No student should be subjected to bullying or harassment that interferes with their ability to learn or their safety.
Visit the district website for more information and resources related to bullying and cybersafety.