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    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 or if we need students to be picked up, we will notify parents using:

    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.

    Parent Emergency Guide

    View a printable summary of our safety plans and tips for parents during emergencies:

    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

    Crimestoppers Tip Line:

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

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

    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

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