School Loop Usage
The purpose of this message is to let parents and students know that due to the demands and responsibilities of their teaching positions, teachers may or may not use School Loop. Those teachers using School Loop will update grades and/or post assignments at their discretion.
Please contact teachers if you have questions about current grades. You may always contact teachers by phone or e-mail and expect a reply within two school days.
Grand Opening Celebration - September 30, 2015
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Grade 12 GPA Cal Grant Submission
12th grade students and parents: This notification is to inform you that GUSD will automatically submit the GPA of all 12th grade students to the California Student Aid Commission, for the Cal Grant financial aid process. If you wish to opt out of this automatic GPA submission, please contact your high school Academic Coordinator/Counselor by November 30th of the current academic year.
Congratulations to Alumni, Tara Clark!
TARA CLARK grew up in the Garlic Capital of the World – Gilroy, California. As Tara said, “I come from a very low-income, single-parent household where I faced the daily struggle of worrying about how we would put dinner on the table. ... In order to distract myself from fear and worry, I decided to focus all of my time on school instead of on the daily tribulations that I encountered.” These experiences helped her develop diligence and self-discipline, which enabled her to earn an Associate of Arts from Gavilan College upon graduating high school at an Early College Academy. Tara then completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at UCSB in just two years, majoring in Philosophy and Linguistics and minoring in Education.
As our youngest incoming graduate student at 20 years old, she will start as a Ph.D. student in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, where she hopes to “gain the essential knowledge and experiences in order to become a school leader who will effectuate necessary changes in the world of education through reform methods.”
Although Tara has lived in Santa Barbara for two years already, she said that there are still lots of places that she would like to explore. She enjoys meeting new people, being crafty, and staying active. According to Tara, “The number one thing that surprises people about me is my maturity despite my age. I am young in years, but old in resilience.”
2016 National Merit Commended Students
Congratulations to Evan Franklin and Jennifer Spaeth, who have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Congratulations to Ms. Carne & Ms. Wood - Recipients of the STEM Teaching Award
News from GUSD Board of Education
Please see the letter from GUSD Board President, Fred Tovar