Virtual Office Hours with Glendale School Board Member Shant Sahakian February 2021 Web

RELEASE: Glendale School Board Member Shant Sahakian to Host Virtual Office Hours

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Glendale, CA (February 1, 2021) – Glendale School Board Member Shant Sahakian will be hosting Virtual Office Hours for Glendale Unified School District parents, families, and stakeholders beginning in February 2021. The Virtual Office Hours will provide parents, families, and stakeholders an opportunity to have a one-on-one meeting with their School Board Member to ask questions, request assistance, and share feedback. Participants will be able to register for a 15-minute meeting that is convenient for their schedule. The meetings will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing. Extended meetings and phone meetings are available upon request. “I look forward to meeting…

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Sahakian Family New Year 2021

STATEMENT: 2021 New Year Message

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Dear Friends, I want to express my warmest wishes to you and your loved ones as we bid farewell to 2020 and welcome 2021 with hope and optimism for a brighter and better year for all. Our community has experienced so many challenges, hardships, and losses during the past year. Despite the difficult road we have traveled on together, I have been inspired by the strength and resilience of our students and families as well as the commitment of our teachers, staff, and community partners who have risen to the challenge during these unprecendented times. The work ahead of us…

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GUSD Winter Holiday Meal Kits & Holiday Toys Distribution

STATEMENT: Holiday Season Distribution

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Before kicking off the winter holiday break, our GUSD Nutritional Services Department distributed thousands of winter holiday meal kits and our GUSD Wellness Services Department distributed hundreds of donated toys to our students for the holiday season in partnership with PTA, Glendale Police Department, and Glendale Fire Department. Thank you to all of our employees, volunteers, and community partners who serve our students and families! Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member
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GUSD Glenoaks Elementary School Stronger Together Drive-Thru Art Gallery

STATEMENT: Glenoaks Elementary School & Monte Vista Elementary School Classroom Buildings

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I am excited to announce that our Board of Education has approved the construction of new state-of-the-art classroom buildings at Glenoaks Elementary School ($12.8 million) and Monte Vista Elementary School ($12.7 million). These major investments will help us meet the needs of our youngest learners as we continue our longterm planning for the future of the school district. The projects will be funded by Measure S, the GUSD bond measure passed in 2011 thanks to the generous support of our community. Construction is slated to begin in Summer 2021 with plans to officially open for the 2022-2023 school year. Shant Sahakian...
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Shant Sahakian Statement on George Floyd, Black Lives Matter, and Hope for Next Generation Through Education

STATEMENT: COVID-19 Positive Test Result

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On a personal note, I have tested positive for COVID-19. I have no symptoms at this time. Suzanna and the kids have mild symptoms but Suzanna's test thankfully came back negative. We had tested as a precautionary measure and we are glad we did. We are now isolating at home. Please wear your mask, be safe, and stay healthy. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member
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GUSD Nutrition Services Glendale High School 2020

STATEMENT: GUSD COVID-19 Dashboard

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I am pleased to share that Glendale Unified launched the COVID-19 Dashboard to provide transparency for stakeholders and empower our school community with real-time data on the number of confirmed cases among students and staff on our campuses and work locations. In order to protect student and employee privacy, the Dashboard does not include names or personal information. We have a responsibility to share the information available to the district but it is important to note that the data provides a limited snapshot of COVID-19 in our schools due to the reliance on self-reporting and limited testing. The GUSD COVID-19 Dashboard can...
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GUSD GUSD Mann Elementary School 2020 America's Best Urban School

STATEMENT: Mann Elementary School Named 2020 America’s Best Urban School

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Mann Elementary School has been selected as a 2020 America’s Best Urban School by the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST). The award recognizes equity and excellence for all by honoring schools that serve predominantly low-income students and exceed several performance indicators including excellent achievement scores, high attendance rates, low suspension rates, and high graduation rates for every demographic group of students. Mann was one of only 16 schools nationwide and the only school in Los Angeles County to receive this honor. Congratulations to our Mann students, families, teachers, and staff! Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member
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Glendale School Board Member Shant Sahakian Coffee Hour Event Flyer

RELEASE: Glendale School Board Member Shant Sahakian to Host Coffee Hour Virtual Event

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Glendale, CA (April 28, 2020) – Glendale School Board Member Shant Sahakian will be hosting his inaugural Coffee Hour virtual event on Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 3:00PM to 4:00PM. The event will be livestreamed on Facebook Live, Twitter Live, and YouTube Live. During the Coffee Hour event, Sahakian will be discussing the future of the Glendale Unified School District including its COVID-19 response, transition to remote learning, and support services for students and families. The virtual event will provide community members with an opportunity to engage and connect directly with their School Board Member. “I look forward to having…

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GUSD Free Meals for All Children

STATEMENT: GUSD Serving Free Meals to All Children

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Today was Glendale Unified School District’s first day of serving free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch to all children 18 years and under in our community in response to COVID-19 and school closures. I am so proud of our dedicated professionals and public servants who are rising to the occasion and continuing to serve the needs of our students and families! Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member
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