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2020-2021 Return to School Update

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Dear Friends, I hope you and your family are doing well. I wanted to check in with you and provide an important update on Glendale Unified School District’s plans for the 2020-2021 school year. On Tuesday, the GUSD Board of Education unanimously approved a phased reopening of school campuses that will begin the 2020-2021 school year with robust distance learning for all students. While it was a complex and difficult decision, health and safety demanded it. The district will offer on-campus childcare that prioritizes our elementary students most in need with small group technology pods. The district will continue to provide Chromebooks and internet hotspots to…

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VIDEO: Congratulations Resilient Class of 2020

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Congratulations to our Resilient Class of 2020! We celebrate our students and young leaders who persevered through a year like no other to reach a very special milestone as they begin a new and exciting chapter. We are proud of each and every one of our students as they continue to inspire us and give us great hope for the future of our community and world. Onward and upward! About Shant Sahakian Shant Sahakian is an Elected Member of the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education representing District D. He was elected in April 2017, becoming the youngest School Board…

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VIDEO: Statement on George Floyd, Black Lives Matter & Hope for Next Generation Through Education

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Statement on George Floyd, Black Lives Matter, and Hope for Next Generation Through Education 1️⃣ To those who are protesting peacefully, I applaud you. 2️⃣ To those dedicated public servants who are serving honorably, I thank you. 3️⃣ To those who are creating anarchy, please go home. 4️⃣ To those who are spreading misinformation or inciting division or violence, please stop. Schools are the epicenter of our community and if we are going to address racism and injustice, it is going to start with education. We want an inclusive and safe environment for our entire community. I have great hope…

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VIDEO: Coffee Hour with Glendale School Board Member Shant Sahakian

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Join the conversation on the future of the Glendale Unified School District and self-care during COVID-19 with Glendale School Board Member Shant Sahakian and YWCA Glendale Executive Director Tara Peterson. The virtual event was livestreamed on Facebook Live, Twitter Live, and YouTube Live on May 7, 2020. Watch the livestream and join the conversation here:  Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/ShantSahakianGUSD/videos/585629745644904/  Twitter Live: https://twitter.com/ShantSahakian/status/1258517253642809347?s=20  YouTube Live: https://youtu.be/8y5Cu2UGkow Learn more about the Coffee Hour virtual event by clicking here.

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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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VIDEO: Armenian Genocide Commemoration Message

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April 24th is a day to commemorate and honor the 1.5 million innocent grandfathers and grandmothers, fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, and sons and daughters who perished in the Armenian Genocide more than a century ago. Today and every day, we must reaffirm our commitment to educating our next generation to ensure that atrocities like this one from the darkest chapters of our history never happen again and we continue our fight against Genocide denial. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are tied in a “single garment of destiny.” May the future be stronger, safer,…

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VIDEO: Storytime with GUSD Students

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Shant Sahakian joined the Lincoln Reads initiative and read “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss for GUSD students learning from home. Thank you to Lincoln Elementary School Principal Barbie Fariss for a great initiative. About Shant Sahakian Shant Sahakian is an Elected Member of the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education representing District D. He was elected in April 2017, becoming the youngest School Board Member elected in Glendale history. Shant is a lifelong resident of Glendale and a product of Glendale public schools with deep roots in the community. He is a longtime community leader who…

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VIDEO: Message on COVID-19, Remote Learning & Community Unity

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Message from the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education meeting on COVID-19, remote learning, and the importance of being united as we navigate through these challenging days together. 🍽 41,714+ Breakfast/Lunches Served 💻 7,708+ Chromebooks Distributed 📶 500+ Hotspots Ordered ✊️ 1 Glendale Unified Family Source: GUSD Board of Education Meeting April 7, 2020 About Shant Sahakian Shant Sahakian is an Elected Member of the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education representing District D. He was elected in April 2017, becoming the youngest School Board Member elected in Glendale history. Shant is a lifelong resident of Glendale and…

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Glendale News-Press: Glendale Unified Bond Refund Could Save Taxpayers $6 Million in an Economy Affected by the Coronavirus

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By Vera Castaneda The first partially virtual Glendale Unified school board meeting on Tuesday consisted of coronavirus-related topics, including a possible action to save taxpayers an estimated $6 million. Board members unanimously approved a resolution for school bond refinancing set to take place on April 22 — a move the district had already planned to make a couple of months ago. Stephen Dickinson, the district’s chief business and financial officer, estimated the district has nearly $87.5 million in general-obligation bonds from 2011, 2012 and 2014 that can be refinanced. Based on market rates from early March, he estimated refunding bonds could…

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Glendale News-Press: Glendale Unified School District Extends Campus Shutdowns to the End of the Academic Year

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By Vera Castaneda As teachers begin distance learning this week, Glendale Unified School District announced Wednesday evening that schools will remain closed through the end of the academic year. According to an email sent to parents, the district is considering options for graduation ceremonies and end-of-year celebrations. “We recognize the importance of these momentous life events, especially for our seniors, and we will work closely with our students, staff and families to make these experiences as meaningful as possible for our amazing students,” Glendale Supt. Vivian Ekchian said in the email. The grab-and-go meal service that was set up recently will…

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