There are several ways Lister chooses to communicate important information to parents.

  • Class Dojo: Main form of communication. Contact your child's teacher for the link to join.
  • Skylert: Phone messages and emails from Lister Elementary.
  • Monthly Student Calendars: Events that are important for students and parents will be on this monthly calendar.
  • X: Follow Lister Elementary on X for news and important information. @Lister_Lions
  • Facebook: Join us on Facebook @vernallisterelementary

Parental involvement

Parent reading with studentWe know that everybody can not volunteer their time at their child's school, however, there are many ways to be involved in your child's education outside of the four walls of the school building.

Here are several ways to play a more active role in your child's education.


Remember you don't always have to know all the answers, but taking these few steps towards your child's education can make all the difference.

GISD Parent Resources


Follow @Lister_Lions to 40404. (Standard messaging rates will apply.)


Skyward Key

Have you received your Skyward Family Access yet? Students and parents can log in to see attendance, grades, and calendar.

Parents Page

Find a list of commonly used district links/apps for parents/guardians.


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 medical care

Students can receive virtual doctor visits straight from the school clinic or from home. 

Sign up for Hazel Health at and
complete the Hazel Health consent form - PDF version to access these services.

Visit Health Services for additional details.

Fentanyl Awareness

Learn about the dangers of Fentanyl and how you can stay safe and spread the message that #OnePillKills.

Visit the GISD Fentanyl Awareness page for additional details.

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.