GCISD Update - March 18
Posted on 03/18/2020

Sent to GCISD Community on March 18, 2020, at 9:30 a.m.

With the District currently closed until March 27, GCISD is sending regular updates to the community. You can have these updates sent directly to your inbox by signing up here.


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In this update, you'll find information regarding:

  • Video Message from Director of Health Services
  • Student Device Pickup
  • Device Chargers
  • Learning@Home

Video Message from Director of Health Services

Click to view a special video from GCISD Superintendent, Dr. Robin Ryan, and Director of Health Services, Amy Taldo.

In the video, Amy discusses some resources that can help us all do our part in stopping the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Those are available under the "Resources" section of GCISD's Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage, GCISD.net/COVID19.


Student Device Pickup

As one of our goals this week is Connectivity, the District is coordinating efforts for families to pick up student devices that may have been left on campus during Spring Break. Families that need to pick up medications from their campus nurse will also be able to do so during this time.

Elementary Students
Families will be allowed to pick up devices on Thursday and Friday of this week. Families should look for direct communication from their campuses regarding device pickup times and more information.

Middle School Students
Students from all middle schools will be able to pick up devices and instruments from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Technology support will be available for those that need it.

CHHS and GHS Students
Students from both CHHS and GHS will be able to pick up devices and instruments from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday. Technology support will be available for those that need it.


Device Chargers

GCISD has several models of Dell devices in our district. If you or your student has lost their charger or it is damaged, you may purchase an approved charger through Amazon. Most models are used by specific grades, but please check your device model on the back to ensure you purchase the correct one. If you cannot determine the model, please submit a Help Desk ticket and our technical support will help you determine the correct charger.

Models: 3150, Chromebook 3189, 3190
Used mostly by grades 6th, 7th, 8th, loaner devices, Paraprofessionals
Link to GCISD approved charger for these models
Current price at time of posting: $28.88

Models: 3379, 3390
Used mostly by 9th-12th grade
Link to GCISD approved charger for these models
Current price at time of posting: $29.99

Model: Chromebook 3100
Used mostly by 5th grade
Link to GCISD approved charger for this model
Current price at time of posting: $48.84

Apple iPad Charger/Brick
Used by K-4th and staff
Link to approved Apple Lightning cable
Current price at time of posting: $15.00
Link to GCISD approved power brick
Current price at time of posting: $17.88


Learning@Home

During this unprecedented time, GCISD is committed to providing remote, age-appropriate opportunities using the district’s learning resources. During the week of March 16-20, the focus will be on two things: Connectivity and Learning@Home.

In order to ensure that all students have access to an electronic device, each campus will coordinate a pick-up window for a parent to come to school and retrieve a student’s device.

Additionally, we ask that all students visit the Learning@Home site to find initial resources that have been collected for the benefit of students and families. If you have specific questions about Learning@Home, please contact us at learning@gcisd.net.

Complete Information


Previous Updates

For all previous updates sent to the community regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and GCISD's closure, please click here.