Policies & procedures

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.

Attendance and tardies

  • School door for students open at 7:30 a.m.

  • Classes beginning at 8:10 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. 

  • Tutoring from 3:20 p.m. to 3:55, Monday to Thursday. 

  • Extended day 3:55 p.m. to 4:25, Monday to Thursday, February 10 

  • Students arriving between 8:15 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. will be considered tardy.  The data clerk will enter student tardie into the Skyward  system and they will be given a note to take to their teacher, if not send them to the office.  Teachers must not mark tardies.    

  • Students who arrive at 8:21 a.m. or later will receive a partial-day absence.  These students should check in through the office and will be given a note to take to their teacher, if not send them to the office.

Dress code information

Standardized dress: is made up of clothing that meets a particular description, but can be made by the company of your choice.  Any brand is fine as long as no logos or brand names are visible.

Is intended to:

  1.  Teach students grooming and hygiene
  2.  Create and maintain a respectful and positive learning environment 
  3.  Prevent the disruption, interference with, or detraction from the educational environment and school activities
  4.  Minimize health and safety hazards. If students do not abide by the dress code, the student may be subject to disciplinary consequences.

Standardized dress: is made up of clothing that meets a particular description, but can be made by the company of your choice.  Any brand is fine as long as no logos or brand names are visible.

 2020-2021 GISD dress code

General clothing description

  • Shirts solid colored red, navy blue, or white polo-style shirts with collars; may be long or short sleeves, No logos

  • Pants/slacks/trousers – navy blue or khaki 

  • Shorts – navy blue or khaki, approximately knee-length, finished hemline

  • Sweaters or sweaters– only solid colored red, navy blue, or white, long sleeves with NO LOGOS may be worn in the classroom or school building.

  • Skirts, skorts jumpers - navy blue, khaki or plaid approximately knee-length; plaids should be a red/blue combination.

  • Shoes and socks – suggested footwear includes socks with tennis shoes, loafers, dress shoes, or other closed-toe shoes - tennis shoes will be necessary for P.E.

  • Leggings, socks, and long sleeve under shirts - must be solid colored red, navy blue, or white.    

  • Specials dress days – Below is a list of special dress days.  Students may wear jeans with the t-shirts listed on the days listed each week.    

  1. Monday– Choir or Buddy Day t-shirt

  2. Tuesday 1,000,000 word t-shirt

  3. Wednesday Folklorico t-shirt

  4. Thursday – College t-shirt

  5. Friday ("spirit day")Routh Roach Wranglers red spirit t-shirt.  Spirit shirts are available in the school office for $7.00.

  6. Report card day Routh Roach Wranglers red spirit t-shirt    

Hallway  rules and expectations:

  • Students walk with their hands behind their back facing forward.
  • Students are at voice level 0 while in the hallway.
  • Students stop at every stop sign.
  • Students sit in line during all pit stops.
  • Teacher walks behind his/her class to monitor students. He/she then joins them at each stop sign, etc.
  • Teachers and staff do not have conversations with their coworkers in the hallway, and do not discuss any student in the hallway (or any common area). 

Procedures for Cafeteria

Goal:  To ensure that all students eat in a safe and timely manner.

Teachers walk students to cafeteria line. Students talk at Voice level 1 while waiting outside the cafeteria line, Voice level 0 while inside the serving line. Students should have in mind the selections that they would like in grades 2-5.  Students eat while sitting on the bench facing the table using Voice level 1. They will raise their hand and wait for an adult if they need assistance.  When finished, students check their area for trash and walk to the trashcan one time.                                                                  Students may leave cafeteria with permission only and may go through the lunch line one time only with their class.                                                                                                                                              


All visitors to the building must report to the school office and have their IDs scanned using the Raptor system. Everyone who checks in at the front office will be given a name tag. Any person in the building without a name tag will need to be politely directed back to the office. If  have problems with parents who regularly come to  classroom without a name tag, please notify the principal or assistant principal. Everyone needs to be consistent with this policy, even if the person is a volunteer/parent that we know well.  This is for the safety of everyone in the building.  Anyone will be escort in the building without a GISD badge or visitor sticker to the front office.  All persons who are not students or staff shall be required to use the main building entrance located at the front west double doors and are required to check in at the office.  This includes the visitors, parents, vendors, and independent contractors who do not have badge access.



We have many parents who want to be a part of our school through volunteer opportunities.  Volunteers are available for help in the clinic, library, resource room, and classrooms. Involve parents on a regular basis to help strengthen the partnership between school and home.  All volunteers over the age of 18 must have a volunteer application on file in the school office. All volunteers must sign in and will be given a name tag.  Volunteers should not have access to private students’ information, including graded papers, test scores, behavior sheets, etc.  

School supplies


Online Student Services requests

Do you need to enroll your child, request a transfer, withdraw or request a transcript? It's easy to start common processes at home. Visit the Online Student Services page to get started.

If you have additional questions, please contact the campus data clerk:

Dora Gaitán

972-926-2580 Ext 42750