Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will GPISD require students and staff to wear masks?

  • Where can I get information about how the District plans to keep students safe?

  • Will students use their own school supplies, or will they have to use items that the District provides?

  • Will students get to use the playground equipment at recess this year?

  • Will students have specials (art, PE, and music) this year?

  • Are there COVID protocols for employees?

  • Will students sent to the nurse with COVID-19 symptoms be required to have a COVID-19 test to return to school?

  • Will positive students quarantine for 14 days and need a negative test to return?

  • What if someone in a student’s household tests positive?

  • Are parents required to report when their child has been identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 positive person, has COVID-19 or COVID-like symptoms, or tests positive for COVID-19?

  • How will students make-up their work if they must stay home due to COVID-19?

  • Will there be a remote/on-line learning option?

  • Will there be contact tracing?

  • Will I be notified if my child is determined to be a close contact?

  • Will I be notified if someone on campus tests positive for COVID-19?

  • Will parents/guardians be allowed to escort their child to class on the first day of school?

  • Will parents/guardians/visitors be allowed to eat lunch with their child on campus?

  • Will parents/guardians be allowed to drop off food for students at lunchtime?

  • What happens when I call in a positive report to my child’s campus?

  • Are results from home test kits acceptable?

  • If I receive a notice that my child was in the same classroom as an individual who tested positive, then is my child a close contact?

  • Updated September 27, 2021
    *Some protocols may be subject to change based on updated guidance from the state of Texas, public health authorities, or changing conditions in Dallas County and/or Tarrant County.
    *Algunos protocolos pueden estar sujetos a cambios con base de recomendaciones actualizadas del estado de Texas, autoridades de salud pública, o condiciones cambiantes en el condado de Dallas y/o Tarrant.