When a child must be taken out of school for unavoidable personal reasons, parents may ask for schoolwork for their child. A voluntary Independent Study program is in place to enable students to keep up with class work when they will be absent for more than five (5) days. Absences incurred during independent study still affect the childs' overall attendance record. In order to participate in an Independent Study program the parent/guardian must give the school a minimum of two (2) weeks advance notice. Approval of a parent request for an Independent Study program is based on evidence that the student can work independently and an indication that the student will complete assigned work. The school is required to maintain records for each student participating in this program including copies of all completed and evaluated student work. The student, parent, teacher and principal must sign an agreement. Please see your child's teacher or an administrator for details.
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973): The Board of Education prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying targeted at any student by anyone, based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission and participation in district programs. Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to Mr. Travis Collier. A copy of the District's Uniform Complaint Policy is available by calling (818) 241-3111. The District's Title IX Coordinator is Dr. Kelly King, (818) 241-3111. The District's 504 Coordinator is Beatriz Bautista, (818) 241-3111. DISCLAIMER: The translation feature of this website is an automated literal translation service provided by Google. GUSD does not certify its accuracy.