2021-22 Return to School Updates

  • We look forward to welcoming our students back to campuses on August 18!

    Glendale Unified intends to return all students for in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year. We will continue to follow all guidelines from the California and Los Angeles County Departments of Public Health and update our health and safety protocols throughout the school year as-needed.

    An independent study option will be available for students and families who are unable to return for in-person learning. Learn more and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Health and Safety Measures: Layers of Mitigation

  • The California Department of Public Health issued new Guidance for K-12 Schools on July 12, 2021. The new guidance applies to the 2021-22 school year. Summer day camps and youth activities should continue following the K-12 Guidance for the 2020-21 school year.

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, Glendale Unified has implemented multiple layers of mitigation to protect our students and employees. We continuously update our health and safety measures based on guidelines from the California and Los Angeles County Public Health Departments.


    Current Glendale Unified health and safety protocols include:

    • Masks and physical distancing according to Public Health guidelines.
    • Daily health screening.
    • Frequent hand washing encouraged.
    • Cleaning and disinfecting protocols.
    • MERV-13 and HEPA filters in all classrooms and workspaces.
    • Voluntary asymptomatic testing.
    • Quarantine, isolation, contact tracing, and notification protocols.