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.

GISD Parent Involvement

Attention parents

As part of the "No Child Left Behind Act", parents of students in Title I schools may request certain information regarding professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s).

High school ID requirement

Garland ISD wants its students, staff, and parents to know the District is serious about safety. All high school students are required to wear a Student Identification Card (SIC) while on campus. Throughout the school day, students must clearly display SIC's around the neck with a lanyard. Additionally, anytime they are on GISD property - after-school activities, school-sponsored events, etc. - students may be asked to produce their SIC as proof of identity.

Parent messages

Sign Up for Ms. Bailey's LC parent messages via Remind101. This is a great way to get updated information regarding Lakeview and our students.

Parent resources

GISD's Parents Information page

Becoming more involved

Would you like to Volunteer at LCHS? - Find the required paperwork to become a volunteer (Volunteer Application form and Criminal Background Check)
Lakeview's Title I Parent Involvement Policy Information

Student spot

Student resources

Commitment to graduate

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Commitment to Graduate® (C2G®) is an initiative to address the growing student dropout rate across America. It encourages students to strive for their high school diploma and set a goal for the next stage of life.

GISD Links

Online driver education link

The Garland ISD Education Foundation has partnered with Safety-USA to offer online driver education and defensive driving courses. Support the work of the foundation while taking online classes that are affordable and convenient for GISD students, parents, and patrons. 

Attendance

New COVID Guidelines For Excused Notes

From the Attendance Office January 15, 2021

We will accept notes via Skyward and our emails

For our safety, students and parents - we want to practice contactless exchange of parent and doctor notes … between us all in the building.

Please note that the attendance office can only accept six parent generated notes per semester.  While it is our general procedure for students to bring a doctor's note after two days of absence for illness, during the Back to School Transition period, parent provided illness notes that refer to students or household members experiencing COVID-like or FLU-like symptoms will be accepted and may be excused for up to 14 days.  During this time students may still participate in remote learning by completing assignment virtually to qualify for asynchronous attendance.  The original of all doctor's notes must be turned in to the Attendance Office.  Plan for alternative ways to get your sick notes to school.

  1. Skyward Parent Note (Picture/Text)
  2. Email the school attendance clerk and teacher
  3. Fax information with cover page to attendance clerk
  4. Call the school clerk

Notes entered not meeting these requirements will be denied.  THANK YOU for working with us on-line.  Feel free to call the Attendance Office with any questions about this process.

Attendance Office Contacts

Mrs. Serrano -

All of 12th grade and 11th I thru Z Last Names

Email - miserran@garlandisd.net

Ms. Stephens -

11th A-H Last names and all of 10th grade

Email – dstephen@garlandisd.isd

Ms. Gonzalez -

All of 9th grade

Email: jegonzalez@garlandisd.net

Students have three ways to get attendance credit

1. Face to Face-Physically on campus with an educational professional

2. Synchronously-Virtual student that is logged in at the time attendance is taken.

3. Asynchronously-Submitted, engaged or made progress on daily assignment before 11:59pm on the date of absence.

Absences Don't Have to Stay Absences

Complete Assignments

If a student misses class, but they login to make progress on assignments the very same day, their absence will be updated to asynchronous present.

Digital Notes

If your student is absent and will not be able to attend virtually or complete assignments online, please submit a notification through Skyward.

Extended Absences

Students experiencing COVID-19 or Flu-Like symptoms should attempt to gain attendance credit virtually, either synchronously or asynchronously, depending on grade level and ability. Parents must notify the campus electronically, and campus staff will excuse the absences for days missed. 

Texas Attendance Laws

Truancy 

Students or parents of students who have 10 or more unexcused absences may get a referral for court proceedings to enforce the compulsory attendance law.

Loss of Credit 

The Texas attendance rules say that a student in grades K -12 must be in a class at least 90% of the time if they want to be sure to get credit for that class.

Attendance PDF in English

Attendance PDF in Spanish

Attendance PDF in Vietnamese

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 and reduced-price meal program

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

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.