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Policy/Procedures Information

Weather Related Delays or Closures

At GCISD, the safety of our students is our top priority. When the threat of inclement weather exists, we make every effort to make decisions regarding school closures or delays that are in the best interest of student safety.


When inclement weather is anticipated or expected, GCISD maintains continuous contact with the National Weather Service, TxDOT, the Department of Public Safety and other local agencies. In addition, designated GCISD administrative staff drive the roads beginning as early as 5:00 a.m. in order to assess driving conditions when hazardous conditions may exist.


It is important to note that any decisions made regarding school delay or closure are not based on temperature, but hazardous road conditions that make travel



If a school cancellation or delay is necessary, a decision will be made no later than 6:00 a.m.; and whenever possible, a decision will be made the afternoon or evening prior to any concerning or expected hazardous weather condition. 


As soon as a decision is made, parents will receive a notification by their child's homeroom teacher. Additionally, information will be posted to the home page of the Grape Creek ISD website and all local news outlets will be notified. Please tune in to local media within the San Angelo and Tom Green County area for potential changes to the regular school schedule as well. 


GCISD works very hard to make the best decision possible for everyone affected by a delay or closure. We take this type of decision very seriously and work toward a plan of action that best ensures the safety of our students, staff, and parents.


Thank you for your support and understanding. 


Angie Smetana


Grape Creek ISD


Parent Involvement Policy
Parent involvement motivates children to learn, leading to higher grades. The level of involvement is crucial in producing a high impact on the student's performance. The higher the degree of parental involvement, the higher the impact on the child's academic achievement.
(Please click on the link below for more information and to view the handbook for this school year). 
GCISD Career and Technical Education Annual Public Notification of Nondiscrimination 
District Parent Involvement Policy 23-24