Coronavirus Info & Resources

Message from the Principal 

GPHS Online Learning Information

 

***UPDATE 4/30/2020

Click this link to read about our 4th quarter grading procedures:

https://www.gpisd.org/Page/47759 

 

***UPDATE 4/24/2020 

Paper Packet Pickup
From now on out we'll only be on campus on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8a-noon. If you requested a packet, it is available for pick-up. 

***UPDATE 4/1/2020

Paper Packet Pickup
Paper packet pickup will be available on Friday, April 3rd, 2020 in the drive-thru food service line from 10:30am - 12:00pm. Packets will only be available for those students who specifically requested a paper packet. See the list below to verify.
 
 
If you need to request paper packets due to lack of Wi-Fi access in your home, please complete the form below. We will complete your request as quickly as we can and contact you when your packet is available for pick up.
 
 
If you have Wi-Fi at home, but need to request an iPad for your student, please complete the form below. You will be contacted when your student's device is ready for pick up.
 
 
Seniors
We need your help! Since we were not able to take your Class of 2020 Panoramic Photo, we've decided to create one of our own! If you would like to be included in the panoramic photo collage that will be featured in your graduation program, please submit your favorite photo from senior year to https://dropevent.com/gallery/GPHSClassof2020 or email your photo to GPHSClassof2020@dropevent.com. Photos must be submitted by Monday, April 13th, 2020. 
 
Photo guidelines:
  • Image must be of yourself only (no group photos)
  • Image must be school appropriate (no inappropriate gestures, hand signs, or clothing)
  • Image must be of good quality (low-resolution photos will not be used)
 
Technology
There is now a place for students to go to receive technology help! Visit https://www.gpisd.org/techhelp for valuable tutorials and videos that will help you work through several common technology issues. If the problems you are experiencing are still not resolved, email studentsupport@gpisd.org
 
In your email, please include the following information
Student Name
Student ID Number
Device Tag number (on the back or bottom of the device)
Campus attending
Valid email address for response
Valid call back number for response
Description of the issue that you are experiencing or a screenshot of the message
 
Email is available 24/7 for students or parents to enter issue requests. Technician response and repair Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, closed Saturday & Sunday. If a device needs hands-on repair, an appointment for drop off will be made.

***UPDATE 3/24/2020 

Paper Packet Pick-Up Temporarily Postponed

Paper Packet pickup for Grand Prairie High School is being temporarily postponed. We will reach out to you when we are able to resume pick up. Students needing paper packets will not be penalized for the submission of late assignments during this postponement. If your student is in a special program, (DLS, Care LS, or Functional Skills), packets for your student are available on campus for pickup. 
 
iPad Needed
If your student did not receive an iPad this school year but is needing one now, please complete the request form below. We will contact you when your child's device is ready for pick up. Parent must be present for pickup to sign permission form. 
 

In an effort to continue your student’s instruction and to complete required lessons for the 2019-2020 school year throughout this indefinite school closure, GPISD is moving all instruction online. We know that this learning mode may be new and different for most of you, but we are here to help in any way that we can. Our teachers will continue to deliver high-quality instruction in the methods described below.

GPHS teachers will be reaching out to parents this week via Skyward email. Please check your email regularly for your student’s course lessons, resources, assignments, and deadlines. Respond to your student’s teachers to confirm that you are receiving their emails and let them know if your student needs technology support. See Skyward Access information below if you need help.

All teachers will be linking course content via Canvas, so that you have a one-stop-shop to see all of your student’s lessons and assignments. Some specialized courses (AP, Dual Credit, Practicum CTE, etc.) may be using a different online platform, but these are tools with which your students are already familiar.

Teachers will be available throughout this period to provide additional support in any way that they can. We are committed to your student’s success. Please contact your student’s teacher if you have any content-specific questions.

Grades will continue to be posted in Skyward. Please monitor your student’s progress there and reach out if you have questions. Access your account here -> Skyward Family Access

 

GPISD Instructional Resources

GPISD’s Teaching and Learning Department has put together an information page containing several valuable instructional resources for parents and students. Please visit www.gpisd.org/OnlineEnrichment for more.

Click here -> GPISD School Closure Meal Program for meal pickup details. 

 

Seniors

We know that many of you have concerns about how all of these changes will affect your senior students. We are in daily conversations with district and state officials, receiving clarifications and guidance as it relates to our graduating students. We will continue to monitor information and post all updates here.

 

Skyward Access

Teachers will be communicating with parents via Skyward email. Please be sure to have your current email updated in your Skyward Family Access Portal. If you need your login or password information, please contact your student’s counselor. Access your Skyward Family Portal at https://skyward.iscorp.com/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsedugrandprairietx/seplog01.w

 

Social-Emotional Services

During this unprecedented time, our counseling team wants and needs you to stay healthy; physically, mentally, emotionally, and academically. Take care of yourselves and your families. Know that we are thinking of you and will continue to be available here or via email if you need any assistance.

Stacy.Parker-Brown@gpisd.org – Lead Counselor
Twila.Read@gpisd.org – Last Names: A – Chat
Danielle.Townsend@gpisd.org – Last Names: Chav – Gl
Meagan.Brown@gpisd.org – Last Names: Go – Lop
Teresa.Sandoval@gpisd.org – Last Names: Lor – On
Rhona.Rosenthal@gpisd.org – Last Names: Or – R
Melissa.Zarazua@gpisd.org – Last Names: S - Z
Gwendolyn.Sanders@gpisd.org – Social Worker

 

Social Services Resources

· Dial 211: If families call this number, you will be in contact with someone who knows all of the specific resources in our area · https://www.auntbertha.com is an online social services resource. It allows you to search for resources online.

· Grand Prairie United Charities: open 9 am to 1 pm (972) 262-2014

· Grand Prairie Food & Clothing Co-Op: open T-Fri 9:00 am to 11:30 am(972) 264-8540 · GPISD Family Service Center will be taking calls from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (972) 623-9000

 

Technology

Click here -> iPad Questions and Answers for iPad help.

If your student runs into any other technology issues, please reach out to our fabulous Instructional Media team. They can help you work through any issues that might arise during your time away from campus. If you did not receive a device earlier in the school year and are needing one now, they will be able to help with that, too.

Jeff.Cockrum@gpisd.org
Debbie.Johnson@gpisd.org
Josephine.Saenz@gpisd.org
Kyla.Schooling@gpisd.org