COVID-19 & school operations

Use this page as a starting point to see status updates/announcements, resources and other information about school operations impacted by COVID-19.

GISD Director of Health Services shares information about rapid testing and other COVID-19 resources.

ESSER funding plans

Visit the ESSER funding programs page to see our Safe Return to Instruction Plan as well as plans for using the ESSER grants to address the significant impact on student learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Review ESSER-related plans

Updates and announcements


Dear Garland ISD Families and Staff:

Garland ISD closely monitors COVID-19 positive case rates at our campuses and district offices. At this time, GISD has no plans to close schools or offices and will resume classes Tuesday, Jan. 18.

We appreciate the cooperation of our students, families and staff. We will provide updates as they become available. We hope you enjoy your Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.


Hello GISD Staff, Students and Families,

We are so excited to now offer both PCR and rapid testing at our COVID-19 testing site at the Jill Shugart Professional Development Center (PDC).

Permission for rapid and PCR testing is now online and good for one school year. This automated process will allow for a much quicker result reporting process. Family members of staff and students will still be required to complete a paper form at this time. Please click here to fill out your permission form now.

Jill Shugart Professional Development Center
870 W. Buckingham Road, Garland, TX, 75040
Monday- Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

No appointment is needed. Please remain in the car and a person will come to you. 

Previous updates

See the COVID-19 archive page for all previous updates.

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