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Glendale Unified Back-to-School Red Carpet Welcome

 

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Glendale Unified School District


Media Contact:
GUSD Public Information Office
Kristine Nam, Communications Director
(818) 241-3111 x1218

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Distribution Date: August 14, 2019 

 

Back-to-School Red Carpet Welcome


GLENDALE, CA – On Wednesday, August 21, Glendale Unified School District is literally rolling out the red carpet to create an unforgettable first day experience for students. Every school in Glendale Unified will have a red carpet at their main entrance to welcome students and families back for the 2019-20 school year.


Glendale Unified alumni and community leaders have been invited to join administrators, teachers, and staff at their back-to-school red carpet celebrations. School celebrations begin 30 minutes before each schools’ scheduled start time and end when the school bell rings.


“Learning is a celebration! Our students should feel motivated and inspired to achieve their aspirational goals from the moment they set foot on our campuses,” said Glendale Unified Superintendent Vivian Ekchian. “We want our students and graduates to know that our teachers, staff, and community leaders are celebrating and supporting them every step of the way."



Glendale Unified School Board and Community Leader Visits

School

Celebration Time

Visiting Dignitary

Herbert Hoover High School
651 Glenwood Road, Glendale, CA 91202

Eleanor J. Toll Middle School
700 Glenwood Road, Glendale, CA 91202

Mark Keppel Elementary School
730 Glenwood Road, Glendale, CA 91202

7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

Jennifer Freemon
Board President, Glendale Unified School District

Dr. Vivian Ekchian
Superintendent, Glendale Unified School District

Paula Devine
Councilmember, City of Glendale

Yasmin Beers
City Manager, City of Glendale

John Muir Elementary School
912 S. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale, CA 91205

8:45-9:15 a.m.

Jennifer Freemon
Board President, Glendale Unified School District

Dr. Vivian Ekchian
Superintendent, Glendale Unified School District

Woodrow Wilson Middle School
1221 Monterey Road, Glendale, CA 91206

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Armina Gharpetian
Board Vice President, Glendale Unified School District

Vartan Gharpetian
Councilmember, City of Glendale

Cerritos Elementary School
120 E. Cerritos Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205

7:40-8:10 a.m.

Shant Sahakian
Board Clerk, Glendale Unified School District

Columbus Elementary School
425 W. Milford Street, Glendale, CA 91203

7:40-8:10 a.m.

Nayiri Nahabedian
Board Member, Glendale Unified School District

Balboa Elementary School
1844 Bel Aire Drive, Glendale, CA 91201

7:55-8:25 a.m.

Greg Krikorian
Board Member, Glendale Unified School District

Glendale High School
1440 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Ara Najarian
Mayor, City of Glendale

R.D. White Elementary School
744 E. Doran Street, Glendale, CA 91206

7:40-8:10 a.m.

Ardy Kassakhian
City Clerk, City of Glendale



Superintendent Vivian Ekchian First Day Schedule

School

Time

Event

Herbert Hoover High School
651 Glenwood Road, Glendale, CA 91202

Eleanor J. Toll Middle School
700 Glenwood Road, Glendale, CA 91202

Mark Keppel Elementary School
730 Glenwood Road, Glendale, CA 91202

7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

Red Carpet Welcome

John Muir Elementary School
912 S. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale, CA 91205

8:45-9:15 a.m.

Red Carpet Welcome

John Marshall Elementary School
1201 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91206

11:00-11:30 a.m.

Lunch with students

Theodore Roosevelt Middle School
222 E. Acacia Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205

12:45-1:15 p.m.

Lunch with students

Mountain Avenue Elementary School
2307 Mountain Avenue, La Crescenta, CA 91214

2:00-2:45 p.m.

End of school/ student pickup

 

For further information, please contact Kristine Nam at (818) 241-3111 x1218 or knam@gusd.net.

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