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Glenoaks Elementary School Return to Campus

Full and Safe Return to In-Person Instruction

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As we make significant strides across Los Angeles County with vaccinations and slowing the spread of COVID-19, the Board of Education has unanimously adopted a resolution committing to a full and safe return to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year beginning with the first day of school on August 18. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board President, District D
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Virtual Office Hours with GUSD Stakeholders

Virtual Office Hours with GUSD Stakeholders

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It has been an enriching and rewarding experience to connect with our parents, families, and stakeholders through Virtual Office Hours since the launch in February 2021. I am grateful for all of the feedback and conversations with the valued members of our school community. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board President, District D
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GUSD School Board President Shant Sahakian

Serving as GUSD School Board President

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It is truly an honor and privilege to be appointed as the President of the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education. Thank you to my colleagues for their trust and support. We are grateful to the GUSD heroes who serve our students and families every day. We have many exciting opportunities and critical challenges to tackle in the year ahead. Working together, I am confident that we are going to have a successful year in serving the academic, social, and emotional needs of our most valuable assets in the community – our children. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board President, District D
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COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 Vaccinations

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I am grateful to have received my first dose of the Moderna vaccine this morning. Beginning today, ALL Californians 16 years of age and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit https://myturn.ca.gov to learn more and book your appointment. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member, District D
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Glendale High School Aquatic Center

Glendale High School Aquatic Center

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The long awaited Glendale High School Aquatic Center is officially complete. The project has transformed the GHS campus with a new state-of-the-art athletic facility and major upgrades to the baseball field, softball field, and tennis courts for our student athletes as well. The project was funded by GUSD Measure K and Measure S bond funds thanks to the generous support of our community. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member, District D
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Sahakian Family New Year 2021

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

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, District D
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GUSD Glenoaks Elementary School Stronger Together Drive-Thru Art Gallery

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

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, District D
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GUSD Nutrition Services Glendale High School 2020

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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