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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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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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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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