Superintendent's Updates

  • Dr. Vivian Ekchian, Superintendent of Schools

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  • Supporting our Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

    As we look forward to resuming in-person learning on our campuses, I want to reaffirm Glendale Unified School District’s commitment to providing a safe learning environment for all students. This is especially important in light of a concerning nationwide rise in hate crimes, violence, and acts of discrimination against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities over the past year.

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  • Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    I remain hopeful that, in Glendale Unified, we can continue to transform and build a school community that believes in and models racial justice and inclusion for all. Thank you for actively participating in this important work and for giving me, “an audacious faith in the future.”

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  • Resuming In-Person Activities

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed that, following a strongly recommended brief pause, it is safe for school districts to resume in-person services on February 1. We look forward to resuming on-campus activities, including childcare in our Technology Learning Pods, Facilitated Learning Centers, kindergarten instruction at Mann Elementary, athletic conditioning, and on-site assessments, this Monday, February 1. We remain confident that the systems we have put in place on our campuses are effective at keeping students and employees safe and healthy.

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  • Response to the Devastating Events at our Nation's Capital

    As we welcome our students and teachers back to school in a distance learning environment, and following the devastating events at our nation’s capital yesterday, I want to reaffirm Glendale Unified School District’s commitment to providing a safe learning environment for all students. No matter what challenges we are facing as a nation, in Glendale Unified we are resolute in our commitment to protect every child’s mental health and wellbeing and provide students with an education that prepares them for success in college, career, and life.

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  • Pausing In-Person Activities Per Public Health

    Based on a strong recommendation from Los Angeles County Public Health and to protect the health and safety of our students, employees, families, and community, we have made the very difficult decision to pause all in-person activities from January 19-29. This includes on-campus childcare in our Technology Learning Pods, Facilitated Learning Centers, kindergarten instruction at Mann Elementary, athletic conditioning, and on-site assessments. At this time, we plan for these activities to resume on Monday, February 1, 2021.

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  • Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!

    I want to take an opportunity to extend my best wishes to you and your family this holiday season. The spirit of the season is one of love, generosity, and kindness. This year it has been especially inspiring to see how the members of our community have found innovative and creative ways to spread joy and support one another. As we wrap up the first half of the school year and look ahead to spring, I want to give you an update on where we stand with regard to reopening schools.

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  • Happy Veterans Day

    Please take a moment this Veterans Day to say thank you those in your life who have given themselves in service to our country. Let us all honor their legacy by upholding the American values of democracy, peace, and justice, and by making a commitment to listen to one another and work together to create a safer, more inclusive and peaceful world.

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  • Conflict in Artsakh

    In times of unrest, it is important that we come together and support one another as a community. Please show empathy and kindness to our students, employees, and families who, as diasporan Armenians, may feel a heightened impact from the conflict in Artsakh.

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  • Joint Statement from Glendale Unified and Glendale Teachers Association

    Glendale Unified School District and Glendale Teachers’ Association have reached a bargaining agreement for fall 2020 distance learning.

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  • Fall 2020 Distance Learning Schedules

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