All parents are required to have a valid state issued ID to enter or to check out a student.
Galveston ISD has installed a video security system in our building to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff. The objective of this system is to permit only those who are authorized, into our school. The office staff is able to view visitors through a camera system before they enter the building, providing office staff the opportunity to detect potential threats to our school as early as possible. All visitors must first report the school office to receive a visitor's pass. Parents and other adults are welcome to visit the school campus. To better protect our students, visitors, and staff, our campus uses software called V-Soft. V-Soft helps track visitors and volunteers at our school, thus providing a safer more monitored environment for the students. When checking in, you will be asked to present a valid state issued ID for entering into the V-Soft system. The system has the ability to provide alerts on people who may jeopardize the safety of the campus. We feel certain this will help us keep our campus a little safer, and ask for your cooperation in presenting your valid state issued ID when checking in at the school. The school also maintains data concerning custody issues and restraining orders.
Parents are always welcome to have lunch with their child in the cafeteria. Visits to individual classrooms during instructional time are permitted only with approval from the principal. All visitors are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of courtesy and conduct; disruptive behavior will not be permitted.
Upon leaving the campus, visitors should return to the school office to retrieve their ID.
Picking up students prior to regular dismissal is extremely disruptive to the class and your child's education. Parents are encouraged to pick up students early only in extreme emergencies. If a student has to leave early, a note should be written to the teacher that morning. If someone other than the parent is to pick up the child, the parent must include that information in the note. That person's name should be listed on the Student Data Sheet and they must provide a photo ID for office staff. Parents or the authorized adult must go to the school office to sign out a student; they will also be asked to state the reason for the early departure.
Children arriving after 7:45 a.m. are tardy. After 7:45 a.m., your child will be required to obtain a Tardy Slip from the office in order to enter class.