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Meet the Teacher and Back to School Events

Gainesville ISD students will begin school on Wednesday, August 17. Parents of all of the Pre-K through 6th grade students are invited to attend Meet the Teacher on Thursday, August 11. School supplies may be dropped off at that time to lessen the load on the first day of school.  The times are come-and-go and are staggered to allow for time for families to visit multiple campuses.  

Head Start (qualifying 3&4 years old) 3-4pm
Edison (PK-1st grade): 4:30-5:30pm
Chalmers Elementary (2nd-4th): 5:30-6:30pm
Gainesville Intermediate (5th-6th): 6:30-7:30pm

Meet the teacher for Gainesville Junior High students will be on Monday, August 15.  Parents and students will meet in the Auditorium at 5:30pm.  Following the parent meeting, students and parents will meet the teachers in the main building from 6 - 7 pm.

Gainesville High School is also opening their doors on Monday, August 15 for an Open House/Meet the Teacher from 5:30 – 7 pm.

Incoming 7th grade students are encouraged to attend LEAP camp on Wednesday, August 10 from 4 - 6 pm. Student ambassadors will give 7th graders a first look into the campus and prepare them for their first year of junior high. Incoming 9th grade students are invited to participate in Fish camp on August 15 from 1- 3 pm. The Student Council has lots of fun activities planned to help the freshman get to know more about GHS.

In addition to all of the campus activities, the community is invited to attend Meet the Leopards and the Redcoat Band Showcase on Saturday, August 13 beginning at 6:30 pm at Leopard Stadium. 

To view all pertinent back-to-school information, including supply lists, dress code, campus start/end times, and more can be found at