2020-2021 GCCISD News Events
The Goose Call Ep.13: Prekindergarten Matters

The Goose Call Ep. 13 Prekindergarten matters, big things happen when children are small. Q and A


Q: Why should you enroll your child in prekindergarten?

A: Sending a child to prekindergarten results in better kindergarten readiness, improved vocabulary, and enhanced reading skills. But did you know that the benefits of prekindergarten go far beyond their school years and into their adult lives? Starting at age four, nationwide studies reveal that investing early in your child’s education yields a long list of benefits that go beyond test scores and into the very fabric of his or her future.



Q: Is pre-kindergarten full day?

A. Yes, prekindergarten is now offered full day at all elementary campuses.



Q: Who qualifies for prekindergarten?

A: Students who are at least four years of age on or before September 1, 2021, are eligible for prekindergarten. To be eligible to enroll in a prekindergarten class, your child must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • unable to speak and comprehend the English language
  • eligible to participate in the national free and reduced lunch program
  • designated as homeless
  • is the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States
  • is the child of a member of the armed forces who was injured or killed while serving on active duty
  • is or ever has been in foster care


Still unsure if you qualify, click here.



Q: What documentation is required to enroll my student?

A: Birth certificate, proof of address, parent ID, and immunization record



Q: How do I enroll my child?

A: You can enroll your child online by visiting www.gccisd.net and clicking on “student registration.” If you need assistance, contact your child’s future campus or student services at 281-420-4800.



Q. Will GCCISD have an Early Learning Academy?

A: Yes, GCCISD is in the early construction stages for the central Early Learning Academy. We have plans to offer Early Learning Academies on the north and south side of our district so that all future prekindergarten students will have access to experience-based learning. GCCISD will continue to provide updates and progress on our Early Learning Academies.



Q. What is an Early Learning Academy?

A: Our Early Learning Academy will be an experienced-based, research-led approach to early brain development. The Early Learning Academy is a breeding ground for creativity, curiosity, and interest-led learning. The facility consists of thematic classrooms where students and teachers rotate to different settings every two weeks. Students are served family-style meals and provided environments to encourage collaboration, inclusivity, and team culture. Goose Creek CISD is partnering with Fueling Brains, an award-winning early childhood development organization, to implement a research-based left brain, right brain, and movement curriculum.



Q: When will the Early Learning Academy open?

A: Our first early learning academy, located on West Cedar Bayou Lynchburg Road behind Sterling High School, is currently scheduled to open in the fall of 2022. This location will service students zoned to Alamo Elementary, Austin Elementary, Bowie Elementary, Clark Elementary, Crockett Elementary, and DeZavala Elementary. Pre-K students attending these schools will pilot the Fueling Brains curriculum in the fall of 2021 at their current school. GCCISD will be providing updates for additional Early Learning Academies in the near future once plans have been finalized.




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Help Shape the Future of Baytown

Join The City of Baytown Tuesday, April 20th at 6:00 pm for our first Virtual Town Hall for Baytown's Comprehensive Plan 2040! 

The Comprehensive Plan 2040 will serve as the guiding document for sustainable growth and development for the City of Baytown through 2040. 

At the Town Hall, you'll interact with your neighbors, learn about the planning process, and share ideas to help shape Baytown's future! 

Register today!

Ayude a dar forma al futuro de Baytown

¡Únase a la ciudad de Baytown el martes 20 de abril a las 6:00 pm para nuestra primera Reunión Virtual para el Plan Integral 2040 de Baytown!

El Plan Integral 2040 servirá como documento guía para el crecimiento y el desarrollo sostenibles de la ciudad de Baytown hasta el 2040.

En reunión virtual, podrá interactuar con sus vecinos, aprenderá sobre el proceso de planificación y compartirá ideas para ayudar a formar el futuro de Baytown.
Registrese hoy!


Where to Find Help: Resources for Families

Do you know where to take your child if they are ill? What about if they are having a mental health crisis? Because 1 in 5 Americans lives with a mental health condition, we invite you to a free Engaging Parents  & Families in Education session to discover what resources are available in our community.


Join us via Webex on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM or at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM offered both in English and Spanish.  


We hope you can join us.





13 de abril del 2021


Dónde encontrar ayuda: Recursos para familias


¿Sabe dónde llevar a su hijo si está enfermo? ¿Qué pasa si tienen una crisis de salud mental? Debido a que 1 de cada 5 estadounidenses vive con una afección de salud mental, lo invitamos a una sesión gratuita de Involucrando a Padres y Familias en la Educación para descubrir qué recursos están disponibles en nuestra comunidad.


Acompañenos a través de Webex el jueves 15 de abril del 2021 de 9:00 AM a 10:00 AM o de 5:30 PM a 6:30 PM. La sesión se ofrece en inglés y en español.


Esperamos que pueda acompañarnos.



District Seeking Input in Naming of Elementary #17 and Green Center

Goose Creek CISD is seeking community input for the name of Elementary #17, scheduled to open fall 2022, and for the Green Center, which now houses the Goose Creek Police Department, the Truancy Office and the Tax Office. Since the board of trustees voted to name the new junior school for Edward Franklin “E.F.” Green, the Green Center must be renamed.


Suggestions for the name of Elementary #17 and for the name of the Green Center may be sent to the Goose Creek CISD Superintendent’s Office at P. O. Box 30, Baytown, TX 77522. Each written nomination must be a separate document. Nominations may be faxed to 281-420-4815, emailed to noemi.garcia@gccisd.net or brought to the Goose Creek CISD Administration Building, 4544 Interstate 10 East. Nominations will be accepted from April 12-23, 2021. 


According to Goose Creek CISD Board Policy, the nomination should include three paragraphs, containing biographical data, the significant contribution of the nominee and a statement of why a school should be named after the person. 


Board Policy states that a district facility be named for a deceased person who has attained prominence locally and/or nationally in the fields of education, science, art, statesmanship, political science, or military achievement; an early pioneer of the area encompassed by Goose Creek CISD or the state of Texas; or an outstanding president of the United States. The policy also says that students and other citizens shall be called upon to nominate persons representing all cultures that may be considered for school names.


Guidelines for naming facilities in Board Policy state that the nominee must have made a significant contribution to society or the school district, and the name should lend prestige and status to an institution of learning.


As part of the naming process, the Goose Creek CISD Board of Trustees will hold a Public Forum either immediately before the May 3 board meeting, during the May 3 board meeting or on a separate date depending on the number of nominations received by April 23. The forum will allow community members to present their suggestions for the naming of the new elementary as well as the Green Center, but all nominations received in writing will be considered by the board.


During the forum, presentations will be limited to three minutes per person, with no more than five individuals speaking per nomination. Board members may consider the name for the school at the Board Meeting May 17, 2021.


For more information, please contact the Goose Creek CISD Superintendent’s Office at 281-707-3418.



El Distrito Busca Opiniones para Nombrar la Escuela Primaria # 17 y un Nombre Nuevo para el Green Center

Goose Creek CISD está buscando opiniones de la comunidad para el nombre de la Primaria # 17, programada para abrir en el otoño del 2022, y para el Green Center, en el que ahora está instalado el Departamento de Policía de Goose Creek, la Oficina de Absentismo y la Oficina de Impuestos. Dado que la Mesa Directiva votó para nombrar la nueva escuela secundaria con el nombre de Edward Franklin "E.F." Green, entonces el nombre del Green Center debe cambiarse.


Las sugerencias para el nombre de la Primaria # 17 y el nombre para el Green Center pueden enviarse a la Oficina del Superintendente de Goose Creek CISD en P. O. Box 30, Baytown, TX 77522. Cada nominación por escrito debe ser un documento separado. Las nominaciones pueden enviarse por fax al 281-420-4815, enviadas por correo electrónico a noemi.garcia@gccisd.net o entregarlas en el Edificio de Administración de Goose Creek CISD, 4544 Interstate 10 East. Las nominaciones se aceptarán del 12 al 23 de abril del 2021.
De acuerdo con la Política de la Mesa Directiva de Goose Creek CISD, la nominación debe incluir tres párrafos, que contengan datos biográficos, la contribución significativa del nominado y una declaración de por qué una escuela debe llevar el nombre de la persona.


La Política de la Mesa Directiva establece que una instalación del distrito debe ser nombrada en memoria de una persona fallecida que ha alcanzado prominencia a nivel local y/o nacional en los campos de educación, ciencia, arte, habilidad política, ciencias políticas o logros militares; uno de los primeros pioneros del área abarcada por Goose Creek CISD o el estado de Texas; o un presidente destacado de los Estados Unidos. La política también dice que los estudiantes y otros ciudadanos deberán nominar a personas que representen todas las culturas que puedan ser consideradas para los nombres de las escuelas.


Las pautas para nombrar instalaciones en la Política de la Mesa Directiva establecen que el nominado debe haber hecho una contribución significativa a la sociedad o al distrito escolar, y el nombre debe otorgar prestigio y estatus a una institución de aprendizaje.


Como parte del proceso de nombramiento, la Mesa Directiva de Goose Creek CISD llevará a cabo un Foro Público ya sea inmediatamente antes de la reunión de la mesa directiva del 3 de mayo, durante la reunión de la mesa directiva del 3 de mayo o en una fecha separada dependiendo de la cantidad de nominaciones recibidas hasta el 23 de abril. El foro permitirá a los miembros de la comunidad presentar sus sugerencias para el nombramiento de la nueva escuela primaria y del Green Center, pero la junta considerará todas las nominaciones recibidas por escrito.


Durante el foro, las presentaciones se limitarán a tres minutos por persona, con no más de cinco personas hablando por nominación. Los miembros de la junta podria considerar el nombre de la escuela en la reunión de la Mesa Directiva del 17 de mayo del 2021.


2020-2021 Student Transfer Applications

Opening Date: April 1st 2021.


Closing Date: April 30, 2021.  


To be eligible for a transfer a student must have the following:

  • a 96% attendance rate
  • fewer than 5 tardies in a semester
  • a written rationale for the transfer request
  • no In-school suspensions or Out of school suspensions
  • not have a felony/criminal conviction
  • parents must provide transportation to and from school

Student Transfer Application
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Goose Creek CISD Loves Our Assistant Principals!

Assistant principals and students at Highlands Elementary

Photos by Carrie Pryor-Newman

Highlands Elementary students (from left) Zaydan Menchaca, Camila Salas and Luis Gomez show their appreciation to assistant principals (from left) Diana Stayton and James Husband during National Assistant Principals Week, April 5-9, 2021.


Assistant Principals and principal at highlands Elementary
Blanca Capetillo (middle), principal at Highlands Elementary, celebrates her assistant principals (from left) Diana Stayton and James Husband during National Assistant Principals Week, April 5-9, 2021.

STAAR Exam Update

Goose Creek CISD Families,
Due to technical issues experienced by the state’s approved testing vendor today, some of our students were unable to complete the online seventh grade STAAR Writing and English I EOC assessments. Students who took the test on paper were able to complete their assessments.
Since this is a statewide issue, Goose Creek CISD is waiting on guidance from the Texas Education Agency as to how students will make up today’s test. Thank you for your understanding.


Familias de Goose Creek CISD,

Debido a problemas técnicos experimentados hoy por el proveedor de exámenes aprobado por el estado, algunos de nuestros estudiantes no pudieron completar las pruebas STAAR de escritura e inglés I EOC de séptimo grado en línea. Los estudiantes que tomaron la prueba en papel pudieron completar sus pruebas.

Dado que este es un problema en todo el estado, Goose Creek CISD está esperando la orientación de la Agencia de Educación de Texas sobre cómo los estudiantes podrán reponer la prueba de hoy. Gracias por su comprensión.

Pre-K and kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open!

kindergarten student

Pre-K and kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open! Big things start when children are small!


You could probably guess that sending a child to pre-kindergarten results in better kindergarten readiness, improved vocabulary, and enhanced reading skills.


But did you know that the benefits of Pre-K go far beyond their school years and into their adult lives? Starting at age four, nationwide studies reveal that investing early in a child’s education by sending them to pre-kindergarten yields a long list of benefits that go beyond test scores and into the very fabric of their, and our, futures.


Register online at https://www.gccisd.net/page/OnlineRegistration.


If you are unable to register online, please call your child’s zoned campus for assistance. You can find your child’s zoned campus here: http://www.infofinderi.com/ifi/?cid=GCCI1W6KIJ41G


To learn more, click here: https://www.gccisd.net/page/prekmatters



Goose Creek CISD Job Fair - April 17, 2021

teacher poses in front of camera in a classroom


Goose Creek CISD is looking for certified teachers to join our team.


Our in-person Job Fair will be held April 17, 2021.


Applicants MUST pre-register and upload their resume with current contact information to attend. Walk-ins will not be allowed.


The registration window will be open now through April 15th.


We also encourage you to visit our careers page to submit an application.