On March 31, the district announced that it would remain closed through May 1, with in-person classes now anticipated to begin May 4.
Parents and students will receive information from their campus beginning as early as April 3, and teachers will communicate lesson expectations directly with their students no later than the morning of April 6, it said.
For more information on distance learning, visit the district’s distance learning hub.
Grades for students in pre-K through eighth grade will utilize a complete/incomplete approach for work assigned. High school credit courses will utilize existing grading scales and will continue to be used in teacher gradebooks and reported on progress reports and the final report card. Final grades will be converted and recorded on transcripts as Complete or Incomplete, the district website said.
Actual earned grades will still be available for students who need a record of those grades for any purpose, it said.
More grading details can be found here.
For students needing school supplies, families can pick up supplies at the one of the three meal distribution sites April 8 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
“The best part of my every day is interacting with the staff, students and families we serve. While that looks different now, I have enjoyed seeing many of you at school sites this week for meals and technology distribution,” GISD Superintendent Fred Brent said in the letter. “The smiles on kids’ faces remind us that everything is going to be alright, and we’ll be better on the other side of this.”