GCISD Update - March 19
Posted on 03/19/2020

Sent to GCISD Community on March 19, 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.


The information below is available in other languages by clicking here, then scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking "Translate". To view subtitles in any language to any GCISD videos, follow these instructions.

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In this update, you'll find information regarding:

  • Video Message from Executive Director of Learning
  • Governor Abbott Virtual Town Hall Meeting
  • Contacting Us
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Student Device Pickup
  • Learning@Home

Video Message from Executive Director of Learning

Click to view a special video from GCISD Superintendent, Dr. Robin Ryan, and Executive Director of Learning, Dr. Suzanne Newell.

In the video, Dr. Newell discusses some resources that are available to GCISD families, including Learning@Home. Links to that, and much more, can be found on GCISD's Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage, GCISD.net/COVID19.


Governor Abbott Hosting Statewide Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Governor Greg Abbott has announced that tonight (Thursday, March 19) at 7 p.m. he will be holding a virtual Town Hall meeting. He will be joined by a few top officials, including Texas Education Agency Commissioner, Mike Morath.

More information on how to watch the meeting and to submit questions, view the <strong>official press release from the Governor's office.


Contacting Us

GCISD understands that right now families and the community have a lot of unanswered questions. In order to ensure your questions get to the appropriate contacts quickly, GCISD has created unique email addresses such as health@gcisd.net, counseling@gcisd.net, etc.

Should you have a specific question, visit our Contact Us page for the full list of email addresses and send to the appropriate contact.


Frequently Asked Questions

In order to provide answers to the entire community, GCISD has created a Frequently Asked Questions webpage within its Coronavirus (COVID-19) online resources.

This page is updated regularly as the District receives updates and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Texas Education Agency, Texas Department of Health Services and Tarrant County Public Health.

If you would like to ask a question, please refer to the Contacting Us information above.


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.


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.