GUSD Parent and Family Engagement Opportunities

  • Reseach shows that children benefit academically when families are engaged and involved in their child's learning. 


    • Become an active member of the school community
    • Provide support in your child's learning at home
    • Join District and school leadership groups


    District Level Opportunities for Parent & Family Engagement


    Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Committee:

    The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Committee is made up of a group of stakeholders (parents/guardians, students, District/site employees, and community members) that meet several times a year to gather input to implement in the District LCAP plan. The LCAP contains goals and actions that will guide the District on how to achieve these goals. All parents/guardians, students, employees and community members are invited to be a part of the committee. Translators and childcare are provided.


    LCAP Town Hall Meetings @ 6:00pm-7:00pm, GUSD Administration Center - Board Room, 223 N. Jackson Street, Glendale, CA 91206

    December 7, 2020

    January 25, 2021

    March 1, 2021

    May 17, 2021


    District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC):

    The District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) is the committee that advises the District governing board on programs and services for English learner students. Each site ELAC may elect a member to the District English Language Advisory Committee. Parents/guardians of English learner students are encouraged to participate. Translators and childcare are provided.


    DELAC Meetings @ 5:30pm-6:30pm, GUSD Administration Center - Board Room, 223 N. Jackson Street, Glendale, CA 91206

    October 14, 2020 (Virtually)

    December 3, 2020

    February 4, 2021

    March 8, 2021

    May 10, 2021


    Parent Chats:

    The District offers Parent Chat meetings to all Glendale Newcomer families. These meetings are an effective way to introduce families to the various programs and services available to them throughout the District and community. Each meeting will address a different topic.


    Newcomer Parent Chat Meetings Schedule 

    Meetings will be via Zoom until further notice. 

    Join by Zoom: 


    Site Level Opportunities for Parent & Family Engagement

    Please check with your site to get more information on these opportunities and how you may participate.


    English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)/School Site Council (SSC):

    Each California public school with 21 or more English learners must form an English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC). The responsibilities of an ELAC is to advise the principal and staff in the development of a site plan for English learners and present to the School Site Council (SSC) for inclusion in the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and assist in the development of the schoolwide needs assessment. 


    Schools operating a categorical program funded through the Consolidated Application (ConApp) shall establish a School Site Council (SSC) if the program requires a School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). The purpose of the SSC is to develop the SPSA, review and update the plan annually, propose expenditure of funds allocated from the ConApp and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and present the SPSA to the local governing board for approval.


    Principal Monthly Meetings:

    Sites may hold monthly informational meetings for parents/guardians with the Principal to maintain school community up-to-date with monthly happenings and other topics of interest.

  • Parent Academy:

    The GUSD Parent Academy was developed based on parents' needs and will spotlight information and services from the various departments. All parents are encouraged to participate in these virtual sessions.

    Information & Registration

    Parent Academy