When students return to school either in-person or remotely, there is campus and district information students and parents need to know for a successful return to school. We want you to visit our new 2020-21 School operations page for the latest back-to-school information. 

Back-to-school presentations 

View the links below for our back-to-school presentations. 

English presentation

Spanish presentation

Vietnamese presentation 

Please read the following information about school hours and calendar, back-to-school forms and curbside meals. 

School hours, calendar

The 2020-21 calendar was revised by the Board of Trustees on June 23. The first day of school is now Monday, Aug. 10, and school hours have changed to allow for 10 additional minutes of instructional time. 

 The new calendar features intersession weeks, which consist of special days where students have the opportunity to participate in remediation, acceleration or enrichment activities, similar to summer school offerings in previous years.

See our new school hours on the Schedules page. 

See the School Year Calendar page for key dates and printable versions of the calendar. 


Back-to-school forms

Back-to-School forms for the 2020-21 school year are now available only online in Skyward. Before the start of the school year, parents are asked to complete a series of forms to update student information for the new school year.

Visit Skyward Family Access to complete your forms. See the district’s Completing back to school in Skyward page for detailed instructions.


Order curbside meals for remote learners

Families will need to complete an order form every two weeks for each Garland ISD student who would like meal service. Meals will be charged to the student’s account according to the student’s eligibility status and/or the eligibility designation of their home school (CEP, BIC, Universal-Free Breakfast). There must be sufficient funds in a student’s meal account to cover the cost of meals.

 See the curbside meals page for more information.