Superintendent's Updates

  • Happy Father's Day!

    Whether you serve on our Board of Education, work in our district, lead a PTA or Dad’s Club on campus, coach a sports team, or support your child at home, you are an integral part of our students’ growth and development.

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  • Commemorating Juneteenth

    In Glendale Unified School District, we are proud to commemorate Juneteenth as an important moment to recognize the struggles of Black and African Americans, and have honest and courageous conversations about what we as a country, and a school district, can do to build a more inclusive environment for all.

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  • Congratulations Class of 2021!

    We are extremely proud of the achievements and resilience of our amazing students, particularly our graduating seniors.

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  • Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month

    During Pride Month, and all year long, we hope you will join us in celebrating and recognizing our dynamic LGBTQ+ community, raising awareness, and fostering dialogue to promote a safe and healthy community for all.

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  • Happy Mother's Day!

    Although our moms deserve gratitude and celebration every day, I think an extra special recognition is deserved this year as the role of mother has been even more broadly expanded. This has been a year filled with new challenges due to the pandemic as we balanced our usual commitments with the added responsibility of working remotely, caring for family members, or facilitating distance learning for our children. Nationwide data shows that women, and mothers in particular, have been disproportionately impacted by these challenges.

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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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