Parents

Family Engagement survey

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Each year the schools ask parents to provide feedback about our school family engagement.  This feedback helps us identify our strengths and areas for improvement.  As a parent, please respond to each statement on the survey. Your input is invaluable! 

we love our parents

 

How to stay current with what is happening at Watson

There are many ways you can keep up with what is happening at Watson. Did you know that Twitter is one of the best ways? By following Watson MST on Twitter you will often hear of events first and even the cancelation of activities due to weather.

If you do not have a Twitter account and do not want one you can still follow us and receive those messages at the same time. You can subscribe to the messages via text and receive them on your phone as soon as they are sent. All you have to do is text the number 40404 with the message "Follow @watson_wildcats", you do not include the quotation marks.

If you do have a Twitter account follow Watson MST @watson_wildcats and stay in the loop.

Here are some other Twitter accounts you may find helpful.

Stay connected with Skyward

Skyward is your direct connection to your student's academic information. At your fingertips you have easy access to their grades, attendence, State Assessment results, and much more. Visit the District's Skyward page for a list of everything you can access with Skyward. You can even pick which notifications you receive from the district.

Below, you will find a video on how to access some of the information on Skyward. If you are not already signed up send in your email address and we will get you set up.

You can also access Skyward wherever you are by using their mobile app which is available at Google Play, iTunes App Store, Amazon Appstore, and the Windows store.

Parent FAQ's

How do I contact my student's teacher if I have a question?

There are several ways you can do this. You can send a note to school, call our front office at 972.926.2600, or email your student's teacher on our staff page.

How do I contact the administration at Watson?

You may call the front office at 972.926.2600.

My student would like to attend Watson MST. How do I enroll them?

Watson MST is a magnet program and because of this there are additional requirements beyond completing a choice of school form. Please visit the District's MST page for further details.

How do I join the PTA?

Visit our PTA page for the details.

How can I volunteer at Watson?

Visit our Volunteer Page for the details.

I can't find the student handbook. Where can I get a copy?

Student handbook in English

Student handbook en Espanol.

How does dismissal work at Watson? What is the standardized dress policy?

You can find answers to questions like this on our Policies & Procedures page.

Links to helpful websites

Official Garland ISD Links

PTA links

STAAR resources

Third, Fourth, and Fifth graders participate in The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness program, otherwise known as STAAR. We know that you may have many questions about STAAR and recommend that first you ask your student's teacher any questions that you have. If you would like further information you can find it online. Here are some links to recommended sources of information.

  • Texas Education Agency STAAR Resources
  • Garland ISD STAAR Page
  • lead4ward STAAR Information

Parent-school contract & parental involvement policies

Watson MST - Parent-School Contract 

Convenio Padres-Escuela de la escuela primaria Watson MST 

Watson MST Parental Involvement Policy

Política de participación de padres de la escuela primaria Watson MST

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 and reduced-price meal program

Parents can apply online for free and reduced price meals for students that are eligible.

Be a senior citizen VIP 

With a special VIP pass, senior citizens over the age of 65 can get free general admission to many athletic and Fine Arts events.

Visit the Senior citizen 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.