GGUSD is committed to keeping our community informed about the impact of the coronavirus public health crisis on our school system. All coronavirus related messages or updates from GGUSD to our families are posted here. For academic, wellness, and community-based resources, click here to visit our COVID Resources page.


Friday, July 31, 2020

The first day of school for GGUSD students is August 24th – less than one month away. Please read and review our GGUSD School Reopening Plan (attached) which includes information about starting the school year in an online-only distance learning format as required by the state. The plan also outlines district learning models and safety protocols that will be implemented when schools do re-open for in-person instruction. Please take time to read this document so that you know what to expect for the 2020-2021 school year. Also included below is a reopening update video from our Board of Education and superintendent.  (Please note: The Spanish and Vietnamese versions of the reopening document and video are currently being developed and will be shared as soon as they are ready).

 

Each of our 67 schools has developed its own reopening plan with school-specific information. You should receive (if you haven’t already) ParentSquare communication from your school this week with school-specific reopening information.

 

High school offices have been open through the summer. The district office and all elementary and intermediate school offices will open August 10. We encourage you to call ahead to schedule an appointment with district and school office staff.  Walk-ins are discouraged to ensure we can maintain physical distancing.  

We have received questions regarding applications for the district’s new Virtual Learning Academy. The posting of the application was delayed and will be posted next week at https://vla.ggusd.us along with an extension for the  required submission date and priority application deadline. We apologize for the delay in this process.   

 

As always, thank you for your patience and support. 

Attached Files

Previous Updates

Things You Should Know

  • Governor Newsom declared a Stay at Home executive order effective March 19, mandating individuals across the state to, except for essential services, remain in their homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Click here for the details. 

  • The order does NOT change the directive for school districts to continue offering distance learning and meal service for our students. These are considered essential services. 

  • As part of our transition to at-home learning, the district is closing its schools and district office to the public effective Monday, March 23.  The majority of GGUSD’s employees are working from home, responding to calls and emails as quickly as possible.

  • Teachers are working diligently to provide learning opportunities that can be accessed from home and schools have distributed laptops/devices to students as appropriate.

  • Parents are strongly encouraged to make sure your contact information is up to date in the Parent Portal. This will ensure that you receive regular communication from GGUSD via ParentSquare (voicemail, text, and/or email).

  • GGUSD Grab and Go Meal program reopens April 13

    WHEN: Meals are available Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-1p.m.

    WHERE: Meals are available at the following 13 locations:

    • Alamitos Intermediate School, 12381 Dale St., Garden Grove
    • Bell Intermediate School, 12345 Springdale St., Garden Grove
    • Fitz Intermediate School, 4600 West McFadden Ave. Santa Ana
    • Irvine Intermediate School, 10552 Hazard Ave., Santa Ana
    • Ralston Intermediate School, 10851 Lampson Ave., Garden Grove
    • Peters K-3 Elementary, 13162 Newhope St., Garden Grove
    • Bolsa Grande High School, 9401 Westminster Ave., Garden Grove
    • Garden Grove High School, 11271 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove
    • La Quinta High School, 10372 McFadden Ave., Westminster
    • Los Amigos High School, 16566 Newhope St., Fountain Valley
    • Pacifica High School, 6851 Lampson Ave., Garden Grove
    • Rancho Alamitos High School, 11351 Dale St., Garden Grove
    • Santiago High School, 12342 Trask Ave., Garden Grove

WHO: All children age 18 and under and any developmentally disabled person
under 21 years of age who is enrolled in an institution or Regional Center
Program. The focus of the meal service is children who are eligible for
free or reduced-price meals.

GUIDELINES

To ensure we have enough food to serve our students, please follow these rules:

  • Visit only one Grab and Go distribution site to receive the allowable #
    of meals per student.
  • If children are not present, please bring their student id numbers.

For updates about the coronavirus

visit www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus or call the OC Health Care Agency Referral Line at (800) 564-8448.