An Important Message

Family Updates
Posted on 09/10/2021
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September 10, 2021 - The following information was sent to parents via email and phone dialer.

Dear GUHSD Parents/Guardians:

Thank you for your continued support of GUHSD’s efforts to maintain in-person learning. Today we are providing the following updates:

  • UPCOMING COVID-19 VACCINATION EVENTS
  • *NEW* COVID-19 TESTING SITES
  • STAY HOME WHEN SICK
  •  MASKS

UPCOMING COVID-19 VACCINATION EVENTS

GUHSD is happy to provide two more COVID-19 vaccination events as a service to our community.

       Saturday, September 11 from 8:00 am-12:00 pm.

Glendale High School
6216 W Glendale Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301
Washington High School
2217 W Glendale Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021 

Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be provided by Adelante HealthCare. Walk-ins are accepted.

Click
here to find additional COVID-19 vaccination locations near you.

COVID-19 TESTING SITES

GUHSD is pleased to be able to offer a convenient new service to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 within our community.

The district will partner with
Embry Health for eight of our nine schools to be host sites for drive-thru COVID-19 testing.

Embry Health is finalizing the logistics and preparations to be able to offer the service.  As soon as we have the starting date and hours of operation we will pass them on to you and the rest of the community.

STAY HOME WHEN SICK

It is important for all students to perform a daily health screening prior to coming to school each day. The health screening includes the following questions to ask:

            -Are you feeling ill,
 
            -Do you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, and/or
 
            -Have you been exposed to someone with COVID-19?

If your teen answers yes to any of the above questions, they are expected to stay home. We ask the parent/guardian to report the absence by calling the school’s attendance line.

It is equally important that a parent/guardian notify the
school if your teen has had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis and/or has been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

MASKS

The CDC continues to promote the use of masks as one of the top mitigation strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19. AZDHS and the MCDPH also have the same recommendation.

We strongly recommend that everyone follow the advice of health experts by wearing a  mask while indoors at any of our schools or the district office, regardless of vaccination status.

As a reminder, federal law requires masks to be worn while riding a school bus.

CLOSING REMARKS

We appreciate the ongoing support provided by our parents/guardians. We continue to be honored to be able to serve the entire GUHSD community.

We encourage all our families to learn more about what our schools have to offer and the additional supports in place to help students achieve. You can do this by visiting the schools' website and/or their Facebook page.   

As always, we are available to answer questions and/or address concerns. Our
schools’ phone numbers and email addresses are easily accessible from the websites. 

We have so many wonderful things happening in our district! Please make sure to check out the District News page to stay up to date on everything happening in our district. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or at prdept@guhsdaz.org.










September 3, 2021
 - 
The following information was sent to parents via email and phone dialer.

Dear GUHSD Parents/Guardians:

Thank you for your support of GUHSD in our efforts to maintain in-person learning. We appreciate your continued efforts in following mitigation strategies to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our schools.

Today we are providing the following reminders and updates:

  • STAY HOME WHEN SICK
  • MASKS
  • *NEW* UPCOMING COVID-19 VACCINATION EVENTS
  • *NEW* COVID-19 DRIVE-THRU TESTING SITES
  • PSAT TEST INFORMATION
  • NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY
STAY HOME WHEN SICK

As a partner in helping keep classrooms and schools COVID-free, it is important that your teen stay home when they feel ill. This is an important step in helping to keep our students, faculty/staff, and community healthy. 

As a continued practice, we ask all students to perform a daily health screening prior to coming to school each day. The health screening includes the following questions to ask:

            -Are you feeling ill,
 
            -Do you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, and/or
 
            -Have you been exposed to someone with COVID-19?

If your teen answers yes to any of the above questions, they are expected to stay home. We ask the parent/guardian to report the absence to the school.

It is equally important that a parent/guardian notify the
school if your teen has or had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis and/or has been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

MASKS
As previously communicated, the CDC continues to promote the use of masks as one of the top mitigation strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19. AZDHS and the MCDPH also have the same recommendation.
We strongly recommend that everyone follow the advice of health experts by wearing a  mask while indoors at any of our schools or the district office, regardless of vaccination status.
As a reminder, federal law requires masks to be worn while riding a school bus.

*NEW* UPCOMING COVID-19 VACCINATION EVENTS

According to the CDC, AZDHS, and MCDPH, vaccines provide strong protection against COVID-19.

As a continued service to our community, two more GUHSD schools will be host sites for COVID-19 vaccination events on Saturday, September 11 from 8:00 am-12:00 pm.

Glendale High School
6216 W Glendale Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301
Washington High School
2217 W Glendale Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021 

Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be provided by Adelante HealthCare. Walk-ins are accepted.
Click
here to find additional COVID-19 vaccination sites near you.
*NEW* COVID-19 DRIVE-THRU TESTING SITES

GUHSD is proud to offer a convenient new service to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 within our community.
We are finalizing details, in partnership with
Embry Health, for eight of our nine schools to be host sites for free drive-thru COVID-19 testing. A ninth drive-thru testing site will be located near the school that does not have space to host drive-thru testing.
More information will be emailed to you early next week.

PSAT: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
GUHSD teens can sign-up to take the PSAT, a preparatory exam that high school sophomores and juniors take to indicate how prepared they are for the SAT exam.
The benefits of the PSAT include discovering your teen’s strong points and identifying any need for improvement in subject areas. Your teen will also be more prepared and have a better idea of what to expect when it is time to take the SAT exam.
Additionally, students who take the PSAT in 11th grade and meet requirements may enter the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.
All GUHSD schools will be offering the PSAT in October. The cost of the test is $18. Space is limited. Please visit your teen’s
school counseling department for more information.
NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY

In observance of Labor Day, all GUHSD schools and the district office will be closed on Monday, September 6.

CLOSING REMARKS

Thank you for your partnership to make our schools as safe as possible for students, faculty, and staff. We are asking that everyone continue practicing mitigation strategies in order for us to be able to continue offering in-person learning. 
We hope you have an enjoyable Labor Day weekend.
As always, we continue to be available to answer questions and/or address concerns. Our
schools’ phone numbers and email addresses
are easily accessible from the websites. 

We have so many wonderful things happening in our district! Please make sure to check out the District News page to stay up to date on everything happening in our district. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or at prdept@guhsdaz.org.









August 27, 2021 - 
The following information was sent to parents via email and phone dialer.


Dear GUHSD Parents/Guardians:

 

GUHSD is continuing its effort to keep everyone on campus, excelling in the classroom, and participating in extracurricular activities, but the continued spread of COVID-19 is not allowing all our students and staff to be on campus, due to positive cases and the Maricopa County’s quarantining process.

We need your help. We are asking that everyone practice mitigation strategies in order to continue offering in-person learning.

Please see the following updates that include mitigation strategies designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our schools:

  • GUHSD MITIGATION STRATEGIES & UPGRADED HVAC SYSTEMS
  • STAY HOME WHEN SICK
  • MASKS
  • COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION

GUHSD MITIGATION EFFORTS & UPGRADED HVAC SYSTEMS

GUHSD’s mitigation efforts continue to evolve as public health officials provide new guidance. Our comprehensive mitigation plan demonstrates our commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe learning and working environment for our students and faculty/staff.

As previously communicated, the plan to keep our schools safe includes, but is not limited to, handwashing and respiratory etiquette, staying home when sick, contact tracing in combination with quarantine and isolation, and cleaning and disinfecting.

As a reminder, GUHSD invested in upgrades and improvements to our HVAC systems, which included higher-rated HVAC filters. These filters allow for the removal of smog, smoke, coughing, and sneezing particles. The district also purchased
Modular Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization sterilization systems. These systems have the following benefits:

  • Needlepoint ion technology reaches down into the space and kills pathogens/viruses at the source before they can infect healthy occupants
  • In lab testing, the Needlepoint ion technology was able to inactivate up to 99.4% of SARS-CoV-2

All these efforts, along with numerous others included in our mitigation plan, are key to providing a healthy and safe learning environment for our students and faculty/staff.

Click
here to read more about GUHSD’s Mitigation Plan.

STAY HOME WHEN SICK

As a partner in helping keep classrooms and schools COVID-free, it is imperative that your teen stay home when they feel ill. This is an important step in helping to keep our students, faculty/staff, and community healthy. 

As previously communicated, we ask all students to perform a daily health screening prior to coming to school each day. The health screening includes the following questions to ask:

            -Are you feeling ill,
 
            -Do you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, and/or
 
            -Have you been exposed to someone with COVID-19?

If your teen answers yes to any of the above questions, they are expected to stay home. We ask the parent/guardian to report the absence to the school.

It is equally important that a parent/guardian notify the
school if your teen has had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis and/or has been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

MASKS

As previously communicated, the CDC continues to promote the use of masks as one of the top mitigation strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please note that the AZDHS and the MCDPH also have the same recommendation.

We strongly recommend that everyone follow the advice of health experts by wearing a  mask while indoors at any of our schools or district office, regardless of vaccination status.

As a reminder, federal law requires masks to be worn while riding a school bus.

COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION

According to the CDC, AZDHS, and MCDPH, vaccines continue to be another one of the top mitigation strategies to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Health experts at the national, state, and county-level agree that the vaccine is an effective and powerful tool that dramatically reduces your chances of getting COVID-19. Additionally, increasing the vaccination rate in a community is a key factor in reducing the spread of the virus.  

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and available at many sites throughout the valley. Click
here to find a location near you.

CLOSING REMARKS

Thank you for your continued partnership and support of our schools and our district. We are honored to serve our GUHSD students and families.

We must all work together to make our schools as safe as possible for students, faculty, and staff. While GUHSD is taking measures to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, we need our families to do the same.

Engaging in the GUHSD mitigation strategies increases our chances of being able to continue providing a world-class learning experience in person. It also increases our chances of our students being able to continue participating in athletics, clubs, and other extracurricular activities.

As always, we continue to be available to answer questions and/or address concerns. Our
schools’ phone numbers and email addresses are easily accessible from the websites. 

We have so many wonderful things happening in our district! Please make sure to check out the District News page to stay up to date on everything happening in our district. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or at prdept@guhsdaz.org.









August 23, 2021 - 
The following information was sent to parents via email and phone dialer. CORRECTION:
The message you received on Friday had an error. The correct addresses for the vaccination events are Moon Valley High School (
3625 W Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85029) and Independence High School (6602 N 75th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85303).


As a reminder, two GUHSD schools will be host sites for vaccination events this Wednesday (August 25).  

This free community event is open to all individuals ages 12 and older. Family members, faculty/staff, or any other members of the community wanting a COVID-19 vaccine are welcome to attend this event, so please feel free to share this information with family and friends.

Note: Per Fry’s Pharmacy, a parent or legal guardian needs to be present for those 12-15, and a signed/verbal parental consent will be accepted for those 16-17.
DATES AND TIMES OF VACCINATION EVENTS The Pfizer vaccine will be administered free of charge during the following dates and times:

Wednesday, August 25, 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Locations: Moon Valley & Independence

SECOND DOSE OF THE VACCINE

The same two GUHSD sites will be used 21 days later for the second dose. Appointments for the second dose will be scheduled when participants get their first shot on August 25.

REGISTRATION LINK AND REQUIRED FORM

*Click here to begin the registration process: https://www.kroger.com/rx/guest/get-vaccinated

Important information to have when scheduling an appointment:

Search preferred location by zip code:

Moon Valley - 85029

Independence - 85303

Complete the following consent form and bring it with you to your appointment.

*Walk-ins are welcome.










August 20, 2021 - 
The following information was sent to parents via email and phone dialer.

Dear GUHSD Parents/Guardians:

Today is the end of the second week of school and excellence continues at GUHSD. As usual, our students are focused and engaged in the learning process. Moreover, they are making positive contributions to the school community outside the classroom by participating in clubs, athletics, and other after-school activities.

GUHSD is continuing its effort to keep everyone on campus, excelling in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities, by asking everyone to adhere to our mitigation strategies.

Today we are providing you with the following updates:
  • STAY HOME WHEN SICK
  • MASKS
  • COMMUNITY VACCINATION EVENTS
  • SUPPORT YOUR TEEN THROUGH THE USE OF PARENTVUE

STAY HOME WHEN SICK

In order for our schools to remain open with in-person learning and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, it is imperative that students stay home when sick. This is an important step in helping to keep our students, faculty/staff and community healthy. 

Prior to coming to school, we ask all students to perform a daily health screening, which includes the following:

            - Are you feeling ill,
 
           
- Do you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, and/or
 
            - Have you been exposed to someone with COVID-19?


If your teen answers yes to any of the above questions, they are expected to stay home. We ask the parent/guardian to report the absence to the school.

It is equally important that a parent/guardian notify the
school if your teen is a close contact of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

MASKS

As previously communicated, the CDC continues to promote the use of masks as one of the top mitigation strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please note that the AZDHS and the MCDPH also have the same recommendation.

We strongly recommend that everyone follow the advice of health experts by wearing a  mask while indoors at any of our schools or district office, regardless of vaccination status.

As a reminder, federal law requires masks to be worn while riding a school bus.

COMMUNITY VACCINATION EVENTS

According to the CDC, AZDHS, and MCDPH, vaccines continue to be another one of the top mitigation strategies to stop the spread of COVID. Health experts at the national, state, and county-level agree on the importance of getting the vaccine to protect yourself and others from COVID. Additionally, increasing the vaccination rate in a community is a key factor in reducing the spread of the virus.  

As a service to our community, GUHSD has finalized details with health providers to once again host two COVID-19 vaccination events.

Here are the details:

When:            Wednesday, August 25th

Time:              3:30-7:30 pm

Locations:     

Independence High School         Moon Valley High School
 6602 N 75th Avenue         3625 W Cactus Road
 Glendale, AZ         Phoenix, AZ

The Pfizer vaccine will be administered. These events are open to anyone ages 12 and older. Please feel free to share this information with family and friends. Click on the following link to register for a vaccination: https://www.kroger.com/rx/covid-eligibility?priorityScheduling=yes

SUPPORT YOUR TEEN THROUGH THE USE OF PARENTVUE

ParentVUE and StudentVUE are secure, password-protected portals that give parents/guardians and students web and mobile access to grades, assignments, attendance, and communication with teachers. Parents/guardians only need one login to see information for all their teens.

An activation key is required to log in to ParentVUE and StudentVUE. The activation key is provided by your teen’s school. Once you have your activation key, you will be able to set up your account to log in to the portal.

The ParentVUE/StudentVUE portal is a very useful tool and is available 24/7. Click
here to learn more about the benefits of ParentVUE and to set-up your account today.

CLOSING REMARKS

Thank you for your continued partnership and support. Please join us in our call to have everyone contribute to a safe and healthy learning environment by doing the following:

            - have your teen stay home when sick

            - consider participating in our upcoming vaccination events

            - ask your teen to wear a mask while indoors at school  


Engaging in these mitigation strategies increases our chances of being able to continue providing a world-class learning experience in person.

We continue to be available to answer questions and/or address concerns. Our
school’s phone numbers and email addresses are easily accessible from the websites. 

We have so many wonderful things happening in our district! Please make sure to check out the District News page to stay up to date on everything happening in our district. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or at prdept@guhsdaz.org.











August 13, 2021 - 
The following information was sent to parents via email and phone dialer.

Dear GUHSD Parents/Guardians:

GUHSD had a great first week of the 2021-2022 school year. We are grateful to have all our students back on campus for an in-person learning experience. 

Today we are providing you with the following updates:


  • MASKS
  • VACCINATIONS
  • STAY HOME WHEN SICK
  • MITIGATION EFFORTS
  • GUHSD COVID-19 DATA DASHBOARD
  • CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MASKS

Per AZ State law, GUHSD is not able to mandate the use of masks. While we cannot mandate masks, we strongly recommend that everyone on GUHSD campuses follow the CDC masking recommendations.

The
CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.

Per federal law, masks are still required while riding on a school bus.

VACCINATIONS

According to the CDC, getting vaccinated is the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

Per AZ State law, the district cannot require students, staff or visitors to be vaccinated. We can, however, provide resources on where you and your family members can receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Click here for more information on free vaccination clinics in your area.

GUHSD is finalizing details with health providers and is planning to host community vaccination events. More details will be provided next week.

STAY HOME WHEN SICK

Prior to coming to school, we ask all students to perform a daily health screening.

Those who are feeling ill, have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, and/or have been exposed to someone with COVID should stay home from school.

A parent/guardian should contact the
school to report the absence.

MITIGATION EFFORTS

A comprehensive mitigation plan demonstrates that GUHSD remains committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning and work environment for our students and faculty/staff.

GUHSD MITIGATION PLAN - As part of our health and safety plan, GUHSD has a layered mitigation approach to help reduce the spread of COVID. The plan to keep our schools safe includes upgraded ventilation systems, hand washing and respiratory etiquette, staying home when sick, contact tracing in combination with quarantine and isolation, and cleaning and disinfecting.

GUHSD’s mitigation efforts continue to evolve as public health officials provide new guidance. Click
here to read the entire GUHSD Mitigation Plan.

GUHSD COVID-19 DATA DASHBOARD

GUHSD will continue updating the GUHSD COVID-19 Data Dashboard. The purpose of this information is to provide our families and staff members with a transparent summary of active COVID cases by school.

Click
here to access the dashboard.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

GUHSD’s yearly calendars are uploaded to the district’s website for easy access. The calendars include dates of interest such as fall, winter, and spring breaks. Additionally, the calendar includes the graduation dates for the class of 2022.

Click
here to access the calendars. 

CLOSING

As always, we value the collaborative partnership we have with GUHSD families. We appreciate the efforts you are making to help keep our students and staff healthy at school. We appreciate everything you are doing to help us achieve our goal of providing our students with a world-class learning experience.

We continue to be available to answer questions and/or address concerns. Our
school’s phone numbers and email addresses are easily accessible from the websites. 

We have so many wonderful things happening in our district! Please make sure to check out the District News page to stay up to date on everything happening in our district. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or at prdept@guhsdaz.org.







August 6, 2021 - 
The following information was sent to parents via email and phone dialer.
  

Dear GUHSD Parents/Guardians:

We are extremely excited to welcome back our students on Monday, August 9. We know our students are going to accomplish great things during the 2021-2022 school year.

In order to have a successful start to school, we want to provide you with our most recent updates, which include the following:  

  • FACE COVERINGS/MASKS WHILE AT SCHOOL
  • FACE COVERINGS/MASKS WHILE ON SCHOOL BUSES  
  • COVID RELATED WEBSITE UPDATES

FACE COVERINGS/MASKS WHILE AT SCHOOL

The CDC’s most recent mask guidance recommends universal indoor masking for all faculty/staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Please note that the AZDHS and the MCDPH also have the same recommendations.

While it is incumbent upon the district to follow state law, which does not allow school districts to make masks mandatory, we acknowledge that wearing masks is an effective mitigation strategy to help communities slow the spread of COVID when worn consistently and correctly.

Therefore, we are strongly recommending that everyone wear a mask while indoors at any of our schools.

FACE COVERINGS/MASKS WHILE ON SCHOOL BUSES

Masks are required by federal order on school buses and other forms of public transportation. Following this federal order, GUHSD will require face masks while on school buses.

Students will need to provide their own mask that covers the mouth and nose area.

COVID RELATED WEBSITE UPDATES

The GUHSD website has been updated with information relating directly to COVID. You can access the information from the navigation bar at the top of the homepage of each school’s website.

We encourage you to visit the site for helpful links to COVID related information such as:

CLOSING

As we embark on the new school year, we are here to support our students and families. As always, we continue to be available to answer questions and/or address concerns. Our
school’s phone numbers and email addresses are easily accessible from the websites.

We wish everyone an enjoyable weekend and look forward to seeing our students on Monday.

We have so many wonderful things happening in our district! Please make sure to check out the District News page to stay up to date on everything happening in our district. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or at prdept@guhsdaz.org.









July 28, 2021 - 
The following information was sent to parents via email and phone dialer.

Dear GUHSD Parents/Guardians:

Our first day of school - Monday, August 9 - is quickly approaching.

GUHSD continues to track the latest developments related to COVID-19 and the opening of schools. We remain committed to ensuring the health and safety of faculty/staff and students.

Today, we are providing you a brief summary of our updated COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies for the 2021-2022 school year. The following health and safety protocols are aligned with the guidance from national, state and local health agencies, and the AZ Governor’s office.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF COVID-19 MITIGATION STRATEGIES

Before Leaving Home: Teens should adhere to the daily health screening protocol for COVID-19 symptoms prior to leaving for school, which include the following:

  • Not feeling ill
  • Not having a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, and/or
  • Not being exposed to someone who has the COVID-19 virus

Teens with any of the above symptoms should stay home and contact the school nurse.

Face Coverings/Masks: Current state law does not allow school districts to make masks mandatory. Therefore, masks will be optional while on GUHSD campuses. However, the CDC’s newest mask guidance recommends universal indoor masking for all faculty/staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.

PPE and Hygiene: PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will continue to be available to students and staff who request them. Hand sanitizer stations will continue to be available on all campuses.

Social Distancing: Individuals will be encouraged to socially distance three feet apart or to the greatest extent possible.

Quarantine: GUHSD will follow CDC quarantine guidelines when students and/or faculty/staff are exposed to COVID-19.

Additional Measures:

  • Disinfecting high-touch surfaces throughout the day
  • Sanitizing the cafeteria and outside eating areas
  • Supporting teachers and staff with the sanitization supplies needed

 Additional updates may be made in accordance with the Arizona Department of Public Health (ADHS), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Executive Orders issued by Governor Doug Ducey and GUHSD.

CLOSING

It continues to be an honor to serve our GUHSD students and families. We are committed to delivering an exceptional education in a healthy and safe learning environment. Through continued communication, collaboration, and flexibility we know the 2021-2022 school year will be a success.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

We have so many wonderful things happening in our district! Please make sure to check out the District News page to stay up to date on everything happening in our district. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Contact us at prdept@guhsdaz.org.










July 15, 2021 - 
The following information was sent to parents via email and phone dialer.

Dear GUHSD Parents/Guardians:

We have had a productive summer and are finalizing plans for the 2021-2022 school year. We have a little more than three weeks left before we open our classrooms to welcome our students back to in-person learning. We want to acknowledge the incredible work our faculty/staff and administrators have done to get us to this point.

Today, we want to provide you with the following updates:

  • SCHOOL OFFICES OPEN
  • CHROMEBOOK RETURN
  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
  • MASKS & VACCINES
  • FREE BREAKFAST/LUNCH CONTINUES

SCHOOL OFFICES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Beginning July 19 school offices will return to normal business hours, which are Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. Our schools are ready to serve you in person or by phone and are available to answer any questions you may have.

GUHSD School Contact Information

CHROMEBOOK RETURN

Each school distributed Chromebooks to students for remote learning from home during the 2020-2021 school year. Part of the end-of-the-year check-out last May included the return of the Chromebooks.

If your teen still has his/her school-issued Chromebook, please return it to the school immediately.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS AUGUST 9

We are excited to be able to welcome back students, in-person, on August 9.

All GUHSD schools are ready to reintroduce students to all the enriching opportunities and extracurricular activities available to them as an in-person learner on our campuses.   

Additional information regarding walk-thru registration, schedule pick-up times and bell schedules will be forthcoming from the school.

MASKS & VACCINES

The Governor of AZ recently approved and signed into law the state budget which includes a provision that prohibits counties, cities, towns, schools and school districts from requiring students or staff to wear face coverings during school hours and on property. Schools are also prohibited from requiring COVID-19 vaccines. House Bill 2898, Section 15-342.05 Face coverings: requirement prohibition

As we move into a new school year, GUHSD schools will continue practicing many health and safety measures already in place. Additionally, GUHSD schools will be adhering to the following: 

  • MASKS - Masks will not be required while attending a GUHSD school. However, anyone wanting to continue wearing a mask can do so.

  • VACCINES - Students and/or faculty/staff will not be required to have a COVID-19 vaccine.

FREE BREAKFAST/LUNCH CONTINUES

All GUHSD schools will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch for the 2021-2022 school year.

Each year you must complete the free/reduced meal application, which is now available online. You can also obtain a printed copy of the application from your school.

Please click here to submit your free/reduced meal application today.

Doing so may qualify students for the following benefits:

  • Summer P-EBT funds
  • Reduced registration fees for AP, SAT, ACT tests
  • Free or discounted fees for athletics
  • Discounted rates on applying for college
  • Discounted rates on internet services

For more information about the Summer P-EBT benefit, visit https://des.az.gov/services/basic-needs/food-assistance/other-food-programs/arizona-p-ebt-benefits

CLOSING THOUGHTS

As we embark on a new school year we want to reiterate our gratitude for the continued support of your high school and the Glendale Union High School District.

Until our next correspondence, remember that the best way to stay connected is by reaching out directly to your school and/or visit their website for more information.