GCISD Update - March 24
Posted on 03/24/2020

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

Sent to GCISD Community on March 24, 2020, at 9:30 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.

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In this update, you'll find information regarding:

  • Board of Trustee Election Postponed
  • Learning@Home Week 2 Information
  • Student Meal Service Expanding
  • Video Message from Director of Facility Services

Board of Trustee Election Postponed

Heeding the encouragement of Governor Greg Abbott, the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Board of Trustees has voted to postpone its next Board of Trustee election until November 3, 2020. The election, originally scheduled for May 2, 2020, is for the purpose of electing a Trustee for Place 5, Place 6 and Place 7.

In the wake of Texas’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Abbott signed a proclamation allowing political subdivisions to postpone their 2020 local elections.

"I strongly encourage local election officials to take advantage of these waivers and postpone their elections until November," said Governor Abbott. "Right now, the state's focus is responding to COVID-19 — including social distancing and avoiding large gatherings. By delaying this election, our local election officials can assist in that effort."

According to guidance from the Secretary of State, the District will preserve all candidate filings and ballot order actions that have already been taken. The postponement does not allow for the reopening candidate filings. Deadlines related to Candidate Filings, Declarations of Ineligibility, etc. that apply to the November 3, 2020 election would apply to all candidates who are currently on the ballot for the May 2, 2020 election.

Also, this postponement will not affect the District’s election schedule in future years.

For more information on details surrounding the postponement, please view the election advisory provided by Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs.

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

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 Facility Services

Click to view a special video from GCISD Superintendent, Dr. Robin Ryan, and Director of Facility Services, Jim Hoey.

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.

Previous Updates

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