Galveston students return to school today

October 7, 2008 3:29:23 PM PDT
It's a big sign of progress on Galveston today as most of the island's schools are re-opening three and a half weeks after Hurricane Ike.ROAD TO RECOVERY: How you can help | School closings | Person locator | Important phone numbers | Assistance from FEMA | Filing a claim | Latest power numbers

Four schools will be closed for repairs and further clean up. Arrangemnets have been for students who attended those schools to head to other campuses.

District officials say they have adopted a curriculum that was created following Hurricane Katrina that will focus on the student's emotions. They will be asked to write essays on their personal experiences during the storm.

Students will also use the storm as a science lesson and teachers have been encouraged to let their students talk to their fellow classmates about their personal experience.

Breakfast and lunch will be free for the next two weeks and the uniform policy will be relaxed during that time.

GISD Schools that will open today are the following:

  • Morgan Elementary
  • Rosenberg Elementary
  • Parker Elementary
  • Oppe Elementary
  • Weis Middle School
  • Austin Magnet School
  • Ball High School
  • San Jacinto (DAEP/AIM)
  • School times:

    Elementary Schools 7:45 -- 3:15
    Middle School 8:00 -- 3:30
    Austin Magnet School 8:00 -- 4:00
    Ball High School 8:00 -- 3:30

    Schools not opening at this time:

    These campuses will remain closed for further clean up and restoration efforts.

  • Burnet Elementary -- (Bilingual & Pre K students report to Oppe Elementary) (other Burnet students report to Parker Elementary)
  • Scott Elementary -- (last names beginning with "A" through "L" report to Rosenberg Elementary) (letter "M" through "Z" report to Morgan Elementary)
  • Central Middle School -- (report to Weis Middle School)
  • Crenshaw Elementary/Middle School -- (contact the school)
  • For more on GISD school information, Click Here.

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