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GGUSD Named Among Best in U.S. for Music Education

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) has received the 2021 Best Communities for Music Education Award for outstanding achievement in providing music access and education to all students.
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GGUSD to Begin 5 Full Days of In-Person Instruction in the Fall

Friday, March 26, 2021
We are happy to announce that all GGUSD schools will return to 5 full days of in-person instruction in the 2021-2022 school year.  A “normal” 5-day schedule is possible due to updated K-12 Schools Guidance announced by the California Department of Public Health on March 20th, which altered the 4-6 feet of distance from the previous guidance of February 22.
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GGUSD Employee Named Orange County Finalist for Classified Employee of the Year

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Garden Grove Unified School District employee Rosie Tamayo, who serves as the Food Services Lead at Violette Elementary School, was named an Orange County Finalist for the Orange County Department of Education’s 2021 Classified Employee of the Year program.
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Three Schools Named 2021 California Distinguished Schools

Friday, March 19, 2021
Three Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) schools were recognized as 2021 California Distinguished Schools in an announcement by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on March 18. Bell, Irvine, and McGarvin intermediate schools were among only 11 schools in Orange County and just over 100 across the state to be receive the prestigious recognition. Schools are awarded for achieving exceptional student performance or closing the achievement gap.
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GGUSD Board of Education to Host Virtual Choose Wellness Event

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Garden Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education invites families, intermediate and high school students and staff to attend its virtual Choose Wellness event on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM.
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GGUSD Begins Preschool Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Garden Grove Unified School District has begun the preschool registration process for the 2021-2022 school year for both its free state preschool program and its fee-based program. Both programs focus on early literacy coupled with interactive play in a caring environment that prepares students for kindergarten.
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GGUSD to Host Parent Preview for AP Music Theory Textbook Adoptions

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
New AP Music Theory textbooks recommended for adoption and purchase by the Garden Grove Unified School District will be on public display from Monday March 1st through Friday April 16th (preview will not be available during the week of Spring Break from March 29th-April 2nd).
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Pre-enrollment for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Begins February 17

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Pre-enrollment for Fall 2021/22 full-day transitional kindergarten and full-day kindergarten classes in the Garden Grove Unified School District begins Wednesday, February 17. Parents should pre-enroll online as early as possible at and contact their child’s home school for further assistance. Further information about the enrollment process is available at All GGUSD elementary school offices will be closed throughout the summer and will resume enrollment when the offices reopen in the fall.

GGUSD Invites Applicants for Bond Oversight Committee

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
The Garden Grove Unified School District is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the independent Bond Oversight Committee (BOC), tasked with overseeing lawful and appropriate expenditures of the district’s bond funds. The Committee meets several times each year to provide public scrutiny and accountability for use of funds from Measure A, the $250 million bond measure approved in 2010 and Measure P, the $311 million bond measure approved in November 2016.
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Newhope Elementary Student’s Make-A-Wish Request is Loud and Clear

Thursday, February 4, 2021
In an act of pure selflessness, Newhope Elementary School student Vivian Nguyen wished for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to purchase her school a new sound system for use in the multi-purpose room. Vivian was selected by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to receive a wish after battling a brain condition that affected many of her motor functions.
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GGUSD Students Earn Awards and Technology Grants in County Mask Campaign

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Four Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students were recognized for their winning entries in the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) Mask Message Contest. More than 600 students from Orange County participated in the contest, which tasked students with creating mask designs, writing essays, and developing videos to promote the importance of mask wearing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Hundreds Attend GGUSD’s Online Latinos Unidos Student Leadership Conference

Monday, January 25, 2021
More than 250 sixth through twelfth grade students from 19 GGUSD schools attended the district’s eighth annual Latinos Unidos Leadership Conference on Saturday, January 16.  The virtual conference, organized by district-level Latinos Unidos student board members, provides networking opportunities and leadership training designed to equip students with academic and personal skills for lifelong success.
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GGUSD Named California Honor Roll District for Academic Excellence

Monday, January 25, 2021
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) was one of 28 school districts to be named a 2019-2020 California Honor Roll District and more than 73% of the district’s schools were named 2019-2020 California Honor Roll Schools.
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GGUSD Board of Education Approves School Reopening Plan

Thursday, January 21, 2021
At its meeting on January 19, the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved implementation of the state’s Safe Schools for All in-person instruction plan, including the state-developed COVID-19 case rate reopening metrics.
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GGUSD Offers Parent Webinars on Edgenuity

Monday, January 11, 2021
The Garden Grove Unified School District is offering three parent training webinars on the software program called Edgenuity (Pathblazer for elementary and Courseware for secondary) on Zoom.
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GGUSD Partners with Olive Crest to Offer Parenting Classes

Thursday, January 7, 2021
The Garden Grove Unified School District invites all parents to participate in the upcoming morning Active Parenting Classes.
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Los Amigos Student Thrilled at News He’s Accepted to Harvard University

Monday, January 4, 2021
Los Amigos High School senior Sebastian Lozano was thrilled when he received the news on December 17 that he was accepted to Harvard University.  According to the university website, only 747 students were accepted to the Class of 2025 under the early action program from a pool of more than 10,000. Last year, more than 40,000 students applied and only 2,015 were admitted.
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GGUSD Board of Education Holds Swearing-In Ceremony and Selects President and Vice President

Friday, December 18, 2020
At its December 15 meeting, the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Board of Education held a swearing-in ceremony for Dina Nguyen and Teri Rocco who were re-elected during the November 2020 election and Walter Muneton who was appointed to the position due to running unopposed.
Newhope Priincipal Adam Bernstein and Pastor Ivan Pitts from Second Baptist Church

Newhope Elementary School Accepts Donation to Help Families in Need

Friday, December 18, 2020
Newhope Elementary School was grateful to receive a generous donation of $4,000 in gift cards from Second Baptist Church for families in need.
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Pacifica’s Adopt-A-Child Continues on Through Pandemic

Friday, December 18, 2020
On Monday, December 14, Pacifica High School seniors delivered toys to elementary school students for their annual Adopt-A-Child event; where 12th graders “adopted” a kindergartner and purchased gifts for them.
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GGUSD Partners with Latino Health Access to Provide Free COVID-19 Resources

Friday, December 11, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District has partnered with Latino Health Access and the OC Health Care Agency to offer free COVID-19 informational kits to GGUSD students and families.
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GGUSD Receives Prestigious Golden Bell Award for Successful Mentoring Program

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District received a 2020 Golden Bell Award for its successful College and Career Mentoring Program (CCMP), which provides alumni-led mentoring to at-risk sixth grade students at 33 elementary schools across the district.
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GGUSD’s Allen Elementary School Named National Blue Ribbon School

Friday, September 25, 2020
Allen Elementary School in the Garden Grove Unified School District was named a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School this week as an Exemplary High Performing School for overall academic success.
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GGUSD to Host Virtual College Fair

Friday, September 25, 2020
Juniors and seniors are invited to GGUSD's upcoming Virtual College Fair on Monday, October 5 from 6:3o to 8:00 p.m.
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GGUSD Prepares to Launch School Year with “Start Strong” Initiative

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District is preparing to begin the 2020-2021 school year with a “Start Strong” initiative that is designed to provide students with new social-emotional wellness supports. The initiative will equip teachers with instructional resources to ensure that the first three weeks of school are focused on the social-emotional needs of GGUSD’s 41,000 students across 67 schools.
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