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Word from the Herd, Episode 5


We are Groesbeck  TxEIS Parent Portal  

For Returning Students – instead of filling out forms, you can now enroll your child(ren) online by using the TxEIS Parent Portal.  For login information email Deann King or Deana Rand

For the Link
look under the Parent Quick Links
on the Right Side of this page.



Bus Routes will run approximately the same times as they did last year. 

Adjustments will be made as necessary.




PreSale Tickets

For information on PreSALE Tickets, visit Athletics, Tickets or click on the PreSALE TICKETS NOW image..





Enge-Washington Intermediate
Meet the Teacher


Word from the Herd, Episode 4


Attention Parents and Students
of the

Graduating Class of 2024 and Beyond

Groesbeck ISD has proposed a change to Board Policy EIC(LOCAL) which governs class rank and honors such as valedictorian and salutatorian. The Groesbeck High School Administrative Team assembled a committee of parents, teachers, campus administrators, and district administrators who worked together to propose the changes. Please take a few minutes to read the attached updated policy. The Groesbeck ISD Board of Trustees passed the policy on first reading during the August 4, 2020 School Board meeting. The policy will be on the agenda for a second reading and final approval for the August 17, 2020 School Board meeting. Students who wish to have a schedule change based on the proposed changes to Board Policy EIC(LOCAL) should contact their counselor. Comments on the proposed changes can be sent to Dr. Bonnie Bomar at (254) 645-1350 or


Information from TEA – Click Image to View Flyer


2020-21 Groesbeck ISD
Return to School Safety Plan

Groesbeck ISD has created the Return to School Safety Plan to guide the return to in-person instruction. School begins August 12, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone! We do recognize that many questions still exist, and we are working to provide answers. Your child's teacher and campus principal will have the most up-to-date and specific information for your student.

Groesbeck ISD follows the guidance and expertise of national and local health officials to help protect our students and staff from all communicable diseases. The district is aware that The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness (COVID-19) caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Families are encouraged to visit the CDC website for more information and travel guidance regarding the Coronavirus.

Changes to the public health situation over the course of the school year may necessitate changes to the 2020-21 Groesbeck ISD Return to School Safety Plan.

2020-21 Groesbeck ISD Return to School Safety Plan (pdf) 


Picture of a clock2020-2021 School Year  

Start and end times are as follows:

Groesbeck High School Mondays – Thursdays 7:50 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.
  Fridays 7:50 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Groesbeck Middle School Mondays – Thursdays 7:50 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
  Fridays 7:50 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Enge-Washington Intermediate Mondays – Thursdays 7:50 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
  Fridays 7:50 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
H. O. Whitehurst Elementary Mondays – Thursdays 7:55 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
  Fridays 7:55 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.

NOTE:  The calendar approved by the board on 03/16/20 included honoring the request from campus administrators to have time to work with staff for training purposes on a weekly basis.  This staff training will be done each Friday, which is the reason campuses will be dismissing early on Fridays.


ImmunizationsImportant Parent Notice 
Regarding Immunizations
for 2020-2021 School Year

All students will need to be in compliance with the Department of State Health Services Immunization Guidelines prior to returning to school.  The Department of State Health Services, in Mexia, Texas is open every Thursday, by appointment only, to serve any student, who has no insurance; who has Medicaid; and those who are "under-insured" (insurance does not cover immunizations).  To make an appointment, call 254-562-3897. 

All student will need to be current (first day of school) on their vaccinations whether they are remote learning or in-person on campus.  The campus nurse will need a copy of current immunizations.

Thank you and stay healthy.


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Word from the Herd
Episode 3



Riding the Wave H. O. Whitehurst Elementary

Pre-K and Kindergarten
Meet the Teacher

August 6, 2020

3:00 p. to 6:00 pm



2020-2021 School Supply Lists can be found under Student Information or click the bus icon to be taken to the School Supply Lists page.





Inhaler with Spacer

If your student will be bringing an inhaler to school this year, please provide a spacer to your campus nurse. Due to COVID-19, it is best practice to use a spacer in the school setting. 

If older than 12 with a doctor's note a student is allowed to carry their inhaler with them, please provide proper documentation to your campus nurse. 

For all Students using an inhaler at school, please provide an Asthma Action Plan filled out by your physician to your campus. You can find the form on our GISD website under the Health Department and the Asthma section. 

Thank you for all of your help. 

GISD Nursing Staff


School Calendar


Click on the calendar image
to download the
2020-2021 School Year Calendar (pdf)





Word from the Herd
Reopening of GISD Campuses, Episode 2

Please take time to watch this video about the reopening of the GISD campuses.


Leave No Goat Behind!


Word from the Herd
Reopening of GISD Campuses, Episode 1

Please take time to watch this video about the reopening of the GISD campuses.

Leave No Goat Behind,


2020 Summer Band Calendar


As a band, we will do our best to adhere to the UIL/TEA COVID-19 suggestions and guidelines and ask that students help us maintain a safe working environment.

Click on the calendar to open and download a pdf format of the calendar.




School Information for Fall 2020

Read the letter below for information regarding school starting in the Fall 2020.

School Start Up Information Letter (07-02-2020)


Student Enrollment or Withdraw

If you need to enroll or withdraw your child,
visit Enrollment / Withdraw.

Returning Student -  You will enroll your returning student through the TxEIS Parent Portal (Check back for link)
The Enrollment / Withdraw page is located
under the Students Info tab.




School Supply Lists


Food Benefits for Families

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time food benefit for families who lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures. Eligible P-EBT families will receive application instructions from schools in late May. The P-EBT application will open the first week of June.

P-EBT food benefits are for children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020 and children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year. For more information, visit: Texas Department of Health and Human Services Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) Due to COVID-19 

Read the P-EBT information sent to Parents/Guardians (05/22/2020)


This following letter, see link below, is intended for families with:

  • Children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020
  • Children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year
  • Children who attend a school that offers free meals to all students (Community Eligibility Provision or Provision 2)

Esta carta está dirigida a familias con:

  • Niños que recibieron beneficios de alimentos del Programa Asistencial de Nutrición Suplementaria (SNAP, por sus siglas en inglés) para marzo de 2020
  • Niños que estén certificados para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido en Texas durante el año escolar 2019-20
  • Niños que asisten a una escuela que ofrece comidas gratuitas a todos los estudiantes (Disposición de Elegibilidad de la Comunidad o Disposición 2)

Read the Letter with Link to Application for P-EBT (06/01/2020)



Stop the Spread
GISD has also set up a webpage dedicated to COVID-19 that can be referenced for basic information, resources and district updates.

Click to visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.  Or you can locate it under Departments, then Health Services.


Goats can help stop the spread


Stop Germs! Wash Your Hands

Stop Germs! Wash Your Hands.      Detenga los microbios! Lavese las manos

   Click on Images to Download (pdf)


GISD School Board General Election POSTPONED 

On March 19, 2020, the Groesbeck ISD School Board of Trustees passed a resolution to postpone the School Board General Election on May 2, 2020 to the November 3, 2020 Uniform Election date per the Advisory 2020-12 from the Texas Secretary of State – Elections Division, the Governor has authorized political subdivisions holding general or special elections on May 2, 2020 to postpone their respective elections to the November 3, 2020 uniform election date.




Posted Date: 03/31/2020

School Closure . . .

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GHS Band

GHS Band

Posted Date: 03/05/2020

Congrats to our GHS Varsity Band for making straight 1 in Concert Performance and straight 1 in Sight Reading. #gobigred #oneherd . . .

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One Act Play

One Act Play

Posted Date: 03/05/2020

Round 2 of Fine Arts day. Looking for a another successful performance of our kids. #gobigred #oneherd . . .

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GHS Band

GHS Band

Posted Date: 03/05/2020

GHS begins my fine arts day as the compete in UIL Concert and Sight Reading. This afternoon brings on our One Act Play competing at Teague. #gobigred #oneherd . . .

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alliance work partners logoGISD Employees Assistance Program (EAP) through ESC Region 12 Benefits Cooperative offers benefits designed to help GISD staff manage daily responsibilities, major events, work stresses, or any issue affecting your quality of life.  For more information visit Staff Resources, Employee Assistance Program.


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Click the following link to view the Texas Transition Employment Guide and for more information visit Texas Transition, for more information.


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This year's tax levy to fund maintenance and operations expenditures does not exceed last year's maintenance and operations tax levy.


Contact Information

Groesbeck ISD
1202 N. Ellis
P. O. Box 559
Groesbeck, Texas 76642

7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Phone: 1-254-729-4100
Fax: 1-254-729-2391

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