Policies & procedures

Arrival and dismissal

Arrival and Dismissal
7:40 a.m. doors open
7:55-8:10 a.m. breakfast in the classroom
3:20 p.m. dismissal


Campus Parent Involvement Policy

The Campus Parent Involvement Policy explains how our campus supports the important role of parents in the education of their children. We offer a Parent Compact to establish a partnership among parents, school staff, and students for improving student academic achievement.


Campus Improvement Policy


Parking lot procedures

Side parking lot

We have a large number of buses and daycare vehicles. After school the driveway on the side of the school is reserved for bus use only. By allowing only these vehicles to use this driveway, the dismissal process runs smoothly.

Front parking lot

Please use one of the two outside lanes.  Pull your vehicle forward to the farthest available designated pick up spot (marked by color cones).  Our staff will ensure that your child comes to you in your vehicle.  Each student will have a pick up card that parents will need to display in their vehicle every day during dismissal. 

The middle lane is for passing into or out of the parking lot. Students are not to be drop-off/pick-up in the center lane. Parking is not allowed in any lane.

School visitors

All visitors must register in the office upon arriving at Northlake. Parents are welcome to eat lunch with their children on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If a student needs to leave school during the day, the parent must come to the office and sign the student out of school. You will need to show a state issued picture ID and you may be asked for your child's student ID number.

Grooming and dress

Students are expected to dress in a neat, clean manner and to exhibit good taste in selection of type and style of clothing. GISD dress code policy.


Students are considered tardy if they are not in their classroom by 8:10 a.m. After 8:10 a.m. students must report to the office for a tardy permit to enter class. Tardy students should have a written note signed by a parent or guardian explaining the delay. Tardies are considered as a partial day absence.


Please review our attendance policy.

Clinic Procedures and Health Information

Parents, if it is necessary that your child take medication during the school day, please come to the clinic with the medication. We are not allowed to give medication at school without written permission from you. If it is a long-term medication, we must have a Parent Permission Form completed & signed before we are able to give it. No over-the-counter medicines will be given without a prescription label on the container. Please refer to the Student Handbook or the Board Policy for any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation.

Additional GISD health services information. 


Anyone who wishes to volunteer at Northlake must submit a Volunteer Application, Criminal History Check form, and a DPS CCH Verification form. To read more about GISD's volunteer policies, as well as obtaining all the the necessary forms, please visit Garland ISD's volunteer page.