All Galveston ISD campuses and facilities will be closed to campus-based learning and all extracurricular activities and school events are canceled during this period. Online learning and curbside meal service will continue.
May 27 Update: A message from Galveston ISD Superintendent Dr. Kelli Moulton
May 22 Update: (P-EBT) One-time food benefit for families who lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures
Learning at Home
Galveston ISD is committed to providing students with many opportunities to continue to thrive as learners while they are at home. Our teachers have been working diligently to ensure the continuity of learning experiences by developing lessons and activities that align with the work students have been doing. The campuses are sharing this information through a number of media sources such as Remind, Facebook, Twitter, their campus websites.
Teachers will continue to communicate with students and their families with specific information regarding their class and required learning for students.
Clever is your student's digital backpack, personalized with the online applications available to your child through Galveston ISD. Clever allows your child to easily access content from multiple websites without having to remember all the different usernames and passwords that would normally be required to login. Clever has the ability to be accessed from any Windows, MacOS, or ChromeOS device and has apps on both the iOS and Google Play stores. You can find more information about Clever and its services on the Clever web page located at https://clever.com/. Para obtener instrucciones sobre cómo hacerlo en español, haga clic AQUÍ.
Free Internet Access
Bolivar Peninsula - Amid the COVID 19 emergency, Southern Broadband (SBB) an RTA company is providing several FREE DRIVE-UP WIFI hotspots across the Crystal Beach community. These drive-up hotspots enable you to stay connected with family, schools, healthcare providers, work, and the latest information while maintaining social distancing practices at the same time.
Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity internet subscribers. Download the "Xfinity WiFi" app that will allow you to join one of the available hotspots for internet access! Click the link to see available "xfinitywifi" availability.
The Curbside Meals Program will be serving breakfast and lunch for the five-day school week to any child, 1 to 18, who is present in a vehicle, regardless if they attend a GISD school. Drive up to the front entrance to receive meals. Click the link below for more information.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time food benefit for families who lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures. Eligible P-EBT families will receive application instructions from schools in late May. The P-EBT application will open the first week of June. P-EBT food benefits are for children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020 and children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019–20 Texas school year. For more information, visit: hhs.texas.gov/PEBT
Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19
Jeff Temple is a professor and psychologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He says being honest and sharing accurate information with children is important.
Teen Health Center, Inc.
Teen Health Center, Inc. has created a series of videos to help students with the stresses of quarantine. New videos will be published each Tuesday. Watch all their videos HERE!
What to do if You Are Sick
UTMB Health has provided a 24/7 Access Center hotline where you can speak to a nurse about your symptoms. Click the link below to see a complete list of symptoms and other recommendations. The UTMB Access Center can be reached at 800-917-8906.
What to do if You Are Healthy
The UTMB Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health faculty, staff, and students are working from a public health approach in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the link below to read the overall recommendations from public health experts, including the CDC.