Policies & procedures

SGHS student expectations

  • Students will arrive on time to every class every day
  • Students will comply with GISD dress code (includes wearing ID badges at all times and no earbuds/headphones during instructional time)
  • Students will engage and take ownership of their own learning
  • Students will meet all behavior expectations in every class
  • Students will respect all students and staff
  • Students will represent South Garland High School with pride and integrity at all times

Important information for 2020-21  school year

Tardy policy

Students are expected to be in class on time. The following procedures are in place to minimize classroom disruption and ensure student success. Tardy reports will be run weekly.

  • Seven tardies equal one hour after school detention
  • 14 tardies equal two hours after school detention
  • If student does not attend one hour detention, student will have one day of RAC
  • If a student does not attend two hour detention, student will have two days of RAC
  • If student does not report to RAC, student will be suspended one day

Cell phone policy 

  • The first time the phone is taken up, the student will be able to retrieve the phone for a $15.00 handling fee or the phone may be retrieved by a parent/guardian for free
  • The second time the phone is taken up, the student or parent/guardian may retrieve the phone for a $15.00 handling fee
  • The third time the phone is taken up, the phone will be available for retrieval on the first day of summer break

If a student refuses to give their cell phone to a teacher, the following disciplinary actions will occur:

  • 1st offense equals one hour detention
  • 2nd offense equals one day in RAC
  • 3rd offense equals two days in RAC
  • 4th offense equals suspension

GISD High School Student ID Policy

GISD has instituted a new district wide Student ID policy. The policy can be found on the Safety Precaution page of the district site.

Admissions procedures

SGHS is happy to enroll new students. There is, however, a set of procedures one must adhere to in order to enroll students for classes. The enrollment process will go a lot faster if parents and students come prepared.

Hours of enrollment

New students may be enrolled at South Garland High School between 7:30 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. Monday through Friday with the exception of student holidays and test days. New enrollments will not be processed after 9:30 a.m.

Required documents for enrollment

The following items are required by GISD for a student to be enrolled in school. Please make sure that all of the listed documents are brought with you at the time of enrollment.

  • Proof of Residency
    • Current Electric, Gas or Water Bill (in the parent or guardian's name) OR
    • Lease Agreement with Student's Name Listed as an Occupant
  • Parent or Guardian's Driver's License
  • Shot Records
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Transcript or Report Card
  • Withdraw Papers from Previous School

Campus Improvement Plan

A Campus Improvement Plan serves as the blueprint for how a campus will address performance objectives and other campus needs that have been identified from a Campus Needs Assessment.

Title 1

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.