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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 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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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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GUSD Free Meals for All Children

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, District D
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GUSD Lawsuit Against Juul Labs Inc.

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Youth vaping is an epidemic that impedes learning and puts our students’ health and safety at risk. Glendale Unified School District is proud to join the fight against Juul Labs Inc., the leading e-cigarette manufacturer, for intentionally targeting our youth. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member, District D
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Marshall Elementary School PBIS Gold Celebration

Marshall Elementary School PBIS Gold Celebration

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Congratulations to our Marshall Tigers on becoming Glendale Unified School District's first PBIS Gold School! Marshall Elementary School was recognized today for successfully implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports practices to foster a positive school climate. It was a special celebration featuring the Glendale High School Marching Band performing for their younger elementary school classmates. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member, District D
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