Benefits of daily attendance are,

  • Achievement- Students who attend school regularly are more likely to pass reading and math assessments than students who do not.
  • School community- Just by being present at school your child is learning how to be a good citizen by participating in the school community and learning valuable social skills.
  • The importance of education- Your commitment to school attendance will send a message to your student that education is a priority for your family and is critical for educational success.

School visitors

All visitors must sign in at the office to receive a visitor badge. You must provide your driver's license or state ID.  Our district policy cites that all staff have been instructed to stop anyone without a visitor's badge.

Breakfast in the classroom

Shorehaven Elementary is offering free breakfast for every student, where students can eat at their desks. Please be sure to have your student at school on time so they can eat a nutritious breakfast and have a great start to the day!

Family access

Use Skyward Family Access and ClassDojo to stay up to date with what is happening at Shorehaven. Students and parents can view attendance, grades, and calendars. Manage your alerts presences to receive messages from Shorehaven and GISD. Communication is a vital key to ensure students are successful both at school and at home.


Student accident insurance

By law, the Garland Independent School District does not provide insurance for students. The medical costs associated with student injuries that result from any accidents are the responsibility of the parents or guardians.

For more information, please visit the district website on Student Accident Insurance.

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.