GCISD Update - March 23
Posted on 03/23/2020

Visit GCISD's COVID-19 webpage for the most up to date information.

Sent to GCISD Community on March 23, 2020, at 7:30 a.m.

With the District currently closed until April 3, 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.

La información a continuación está disponible en otros idiomas haciendo clic aquí, y navegando a la barra que aparece al final de la página y haga clic en “Translate”. Para ver subtítulos en cualquier idioma para cualquier video de GCISD, siga estas instrucciones.

In this update, you'll find information regarding:

  • Learning@Home Week 2 Information
  • Student Meal Service Expanding
  • Video Message from Director of Counseling
  • Tarrant County Tightens Restrictions

Learning@Home: Week 2 Information

The Week 2 resources for Learning@Home are now live and ready for students, parents, and teachers to use. As last week’s focus was connectivity and enrichment, this week we are focusing on routines, review, and relationships. The goal will be to help students begin creating learning routines at home using content and tools that are familiar.

Upon accessing the Learning@Home site, you will find the link to the Week 2 content review section. Select your grade band (PK-5, 6-8, or 9-12) and then click on the corresponding grade level (elementary) or courses (secondary). Elementary review activities are designed to include parent involvement. Teachers will be in touch with students regularly this week to interact and expand upon the course information found on the Learning@Home site. Please email learning@gcisd.net if you have any questions or need support.

Student Meal Service Expanding Tomorrow

In addition to schools serving curbside meals, GCISD will begin delivering meals on Tuesday, March 24, via school bus for those families that are unable to come to a school site. Buses will stay at each location (listed here) for approximately 15 minutes, Monday through Friday.

As with our curbside campus service, any student 18 years or younger will receive breakfast and lunch. All students and families must practice social distancing while waiting in line for a meal and receiving the meal from the person on the bus. If you have questions about this service, please email child.nutrition@gcisd.net.

Video Message from GCISD Director of Counseling

Click to view a special video from GCISD Superintendent, Dr. Robin Ryan, and Director of Counseling, Emberly Hill.

Throughout GCISD's closure, the District will continue to provide videos that will help the community understand more about what is happening during this unique time.

Tarrant County Tightens Restrictions

To mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley over the weekend signed a second amended disaster declaration due to a local health emergency. View the complete order here.

To summarize, the new restrictions...

  • Close in-person worship services but will allow worship support staff to facilitate online services.
  • Close malls and other non-essential retail establishments such as barber shops, hair salons, nail salons as well spas and massage parlors.
  • Essential services such as grocery stores, pharmacies and other establishments that sell household goods will remain open.
  • In-house dining at restaurants remains closed but drive-in, drive-through, takeout and delivery are still permitted.
  • There should be no gatherings of more than 10 people regardless of the situation. There is no distinction between the types of gatherings in the amended declaration.

Previous Updates

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