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Grand Island, NE 68802
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Back to school information

We are back in session at four schools and getting closer at others!


To see individual school calendars and the overall district calendar, including printable calendars, visit the Calendars section. Continuous Calendar started July 9. Traditional calendar schools start August 12 and 13.


For an updated school supply list, click here. Each school may have its own slight differences so check the specific school sites for your student's needs.

Continuous Calendar

The four Continuous Calendar schools started Wednesday, July 9. School dismisses at 2 p.m. each day the first week. Those schools are Howard Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Starr Elementary and West Lawn Elementary. If you attend one of these schools but didn't realize it was time to be in school, contact the school as soon as possible.

Traditional Calendar

Traditional calendar schools start on Tuesday, August 12, for elementary, sixth and ninth grade students. The rest of the students join in on Wednesday, August 13


The Early Learning Center, GIPS's preschool, has openings available for the coming school year. Preschool starts Monday, August 18. Any child between the ages of 3 and 5 is eligible for preschool at the Early Learning Center. Space is limited. Children and families are given priority for the program based upon many factors, including income, family needs and language development. However, all children are eligible and encouraged to apply. For more information, contact the Early Learning Center at (308) 385-5655.


The middle schools and Grand Island Senior High school have made time available for registering students for the 2014-15 school year.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Middle School registration at Barr, Walnut and Westridge is available Tuesday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the each of the three middle schools.

GRAND ISLAND SENIOR HIGH: We are asking all GISH students who have not registered for the 2014-15 school year to join us during the month of July, any weekday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are available in the West Office to provide you with the necessary paperwork so your child can be registered for the start of school. Students who are not properly registered may not receive their schedules in a timely manner. Please contact us anytime with questions/concerns regarding registration at 385-5950.



Media Inquiries
Kelli Mayhew, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 ex. 201227