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Grand Saline High  School

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Grand Saline High School

     Ricky Laprade, HS Principal            Ryan Simmons, MS Principal

     Robin Goff, HS Counselor               Debbie Carson, MS Counselor


Dear GSHS and GSMS Parents and Guardians,
In the event of an extended school closure beyond this week, we will be providing your child’s education in an online format beginning Monday, March 23rd. Your child will need to check their school google email regularly as this will be the primary communication mode between teachers and students. Teachers have begun planning for this drastic change in how we will operate day to day. We ask you to please be patient as we work through such unknown circumstances. Likewise, this is new for our students and we as a staff will be patient with these new and sweeping changes in how we teach and learn. For those that are concerned about internet access/usage, you should check with your internet/cell service provider as many companies are waiving internet data restrictions during this time.

For those unable to access the internet, you can request a hard copy of your child’s assignments. Please email if you are in high school and if you are in middle school. We will give this request to your child’s teachers. The teachers will provide the school with each week’s homework packet by Friday beginning this Friday, March 20th. We will coordinate homework packet pickup with our meal pickup time and location. You can pick up the homework packet on Monday of each week beginning Monday, March 23rd between 11:00 and 12:00 at the covered drive-thru on the east side of the elementary building where morning student drop-off currently takes place. Please contact your campus principal if you have a conflict with this time. Your homework packet will need to be submitted to your teacher by Google classroom, email, or Remind 101 (each teacher will provide direction for mode of submission).
Should you have questions, you can reach your child’s teacher via email. All teacher emails can be found on the Grand Saline ISD website at or at their Google email, which is first name.lastname@gsisdschoolsnet.

Please help your child understand that school looks differently at this time but that their responsibility is to continue in their studies and work must continue. We suggest you keep your child on a daily schedule to assist them in staying on task and not getting behind. We want your child to get what they need to be prepared for success in their next grade level.

Dual credit students should continue logging in to their TJC classes and submitting their assignments. Current face-to-face dual credit classes will transition to an online format. Continue checking your email for how these changes will occur.

To our seniors and senior parents, please understand this situation is fluid and changing daily. Students are expected to graduate on time; given all graduation requirements have been met. We will keep you posted of any changes in graduation related activities should changes occur.

In the days ahead, please continue to keep each other in thought and prayer. While we cannot know what the coming days and weeks will look like, please rest assured we will continue to support your children and educate them in the best manner possible. Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

Our Best,

Ricky LaPrade
HS Principal
903-962-7533 ext 202

Ryan Simmons
MS Principal
903-962-7537 ext 301



A Message From Our Principal

Welcome to Grand Saline High School!  The 2019-2020 school year is upon us, and I’m looking forward to building on our successes of the 2018-2019 school year.  Grand Saline High School is a small, 3A school located about 60 miles east of Dallas. The faculty and staff at GSHS are committed to providing an academic atmosphere that enables students to recognize and desire excellence.

The Indian Spirit is something that has been passed down through generations of students that came before you.  This tradition is built on pride, honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, and work ethic.  Our goal of this campus being “exemplary” begins with you! Each of you will build relationships throughout the year that will last a lifetime.  Cherish these moments as you are living in the greatest years of your life.  Make the most of them! My personal challenge to you this school year is to live our school pledge daily.  "I pledge allegiance to Grand Saline High School and to the foundation for which it stands, one student body, guided by the principles of discipline, compassion, kindness, and academic excellence.” Each activity that you pursue this year is an opportunity to represent not only yourself, but your family, school, and community.  Remember who you are, where you come from, and what you represent. Best wishes for a successful school year and Go Indians!

Ricky LaPrade, Principal

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