Emergency-Red-School Closure
School Closure

With student and staff safety as our top concern, GISD has decided to close all schools and offices on Friday, February 3, 2023, due to continued unsafe road conditions. See the Weather Procedures page for more details.

Creating a community of readers

Literacy for Life is a district initiative and community-wide partnership designed to foster the literacy needs of students. Together with our tri-cities family of Garland, Rowlett and Sachse, we are working to encourage a love of reading in our community. We encourage reading in our district by:

  • providing 24/7 access to a personalized online library. 
  • expanding bilingual programs
  • increasing dyslexia services
  • using a balanced approach in teaching literacy


One of our goals is to increase the availability of reading materials and engagement in our community. To help this, we have partnered with Renaissance® to provide access to myON®, a free digital reading library. This partnership provides students access to daily news articles and thousands of books that match their interests and reading levels.

Community members of all ages will have free access to myON Books through shared accounts, no matter if they attend our district or not.

Use myON

To get free access to myON books from any location with internet, register for a free account. Registration is available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Contact us

For more information about our literacy initiatives, contact:
For more information about myON, visit their website: