Tutoring is by invitation and most teachers tutor either Monday or Tuesday morning, 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m., or Monday and Tuesday afternoon, 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  However, teachers may add different times at their discretion. If you have questions about tutoring and your child, please contact your child's teacher.


Sewell Elementary is an AVID school and participates fully in the GISD AVID Program. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is designed to prepare students in academics for four-year college eligibility as well as success in a global society. Students in an AVID elementary school learn and use different AVID strategies to help them prepare for college in a way that impacts the entire school.

Balanced literacy

Sewell Elementary is implementing a balanced literacy program. Balanced literacy strikes a balance between whole language and phonics. The ultimate goal of a balanced literacy program is to guide students toward proficient and lifelong reading. The five components of a balanced literacy program are the read aloud, guided reading, shared reading, independent reading and word study. 

Additional Resources

Helpful links for the special education department: TEA Special Education in Texas

Students can access educational computer programs at home in the same way they do at school, through Ready Hub. They will use the same login and password as they do at school. Please contact your child's teacher if your child has forgotten their login information.


Online resources

Skyward Key

Skyward is our student information system.  Use Skyward Family Access to find student grades, attendance and more.


Dimension U logo

DimensionU consists of four engaging and interactive multiplayer video games that focus on core skills in math and literacy. Each game is designed with unique features that bring out distinct academic and strategic skills in students.

Khan academy logo

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.