Emergencies can include a nearby gas leak, offsite relocation, power or water outage, weather or any other issue that puts students and staff safety at risk. Whenever there is an issue that requires you to pick up students, we will notify you via Skylert call, email and text message. It is important that your information is up to date in our system so that you will receive these messages. 

Visit the Skyward Help page for more information.

Standard Response Protocol (SRP)

Students and employees are trained to perform the follow actions during an emergency.

  • Hold
  • Secure
  • Lockdown
  • Evacuate
  • Shelter

See the Standard Response Protocol page for details about each of these actions.

Emergency Student Pick-up Procedures

Circumstances may occur at the school that require parents to pick up their students in a formalized, controlled release. This process is called a Reunification and may be necessary due to weather, a power outage, hazmat or if a crisis occurs at the school. The Standard Reunification Method is a protocol that makes this process more predictable and less chaotic for all involved.

Emergency Contacts

Police/Fire Emergency

Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255


To submit a tip for a crime that occurred in the city of Garland:

Garland Crimestoppers

To submit a tip for a crime that occurred within Dallas, Collin, Grayson Counties:
North Texas Crimestoppers

Contact us

24-hour Security Dispatch: 972-494-8911

GISD Facilities: 972-494-8780

GISD Energy Management: 972-494-8351

GISD Maintenance: 972-494-8351