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Important Health Information: Flu Season, Ebola Virus & Enterovirus 

October 27, 2014 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

There has been a lot of attention in the media concerning recent cases of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) and Ebola occurring in the United States. We recognize that many of you may be interested or concerned with how, if at all, this could affect your family.

 Please know, your children’s health and safety is a top priority to us. As a district, we follow guidelines set forth by both the CDCP (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and Monterey County Health Department, to guide us with the appropriate standards and protocols when caring for your child’s health. (click here to read more)   

27 de octubre de 2014

 Estimados Padres/Tutores,

Ha habido mucha atención en los medios de comunicación sobre casos recientes de Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) y Ebola que han ocurrido en los Estados Unidos. Reconocemos que muchos de ustedes pueden estar interesados o preocupados por cómo esto podría afectar su familia.

Por favor reconozcan, que la salud y seguridad de sus hijos es la mayor prioridad para nosotros. Como un distrito, seguimos las directrices establecidas por el CDCP (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) y Departamento de salud del Condado de Monterey, que nos guíe con las correspondientes normas y protocolos de cuidado para la salud de su hijo. (para leer mas)

Other Information :

Facts About Ebola      

What Parents Need to Know About Ebola              

What Parents Need to Know About Enterovirus


Mas Informacion:

Informacion Sobre Ebola

Lo Que Necesitan Saber Padres Sobre Enterovirus



Know Bullying

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has developed a new app.  Check out the Know Bullying App


Setting Boundaries & Expectations

This months edition of Everyday Parenting has an article on setting expectations that you might find helpful.

"Setting expectations for our kids is an ongoing challenge for parents. On the one hand, it's easy to communicate what we expect. Yet that doesn't necessarily go far enough. It's easy to think of examples where we all know what's expected of us, yet--for a lot of different reasons--we don't do it."  Click here to read more:


Gang Awareness Presentation

The Gonzales Police Department would like you join us on Tuesday, 9/30 at 6:30 PM in the Fairview Multi-purpose room to learn about how gangs are impacting our community.  Click here to Read More   

El Departamento de Policia de Gonzales les invitan a una presentacion sobre pandillas en la comunidad pueden lear mas aqui En espanol


Accountability Program Reporting 2013-14 

To see the testing results for the 2013-14 school year for Gonzales Unified Schools follow the links below to the  for each school site: (source - California Department of Education DATAQUEST)

La Gloria Elementary School - API 3-Year Average Report

Fairview Middle School - API 3-Year Average Report

Gonzales High School - API 3-Year Average Report

Gonzales High School - AYP Accountability Progress Reporting (High Schools only)

Somavia Continuation High School - API 3-Year Average Reporting

Somavia Continuation High School - AYP Accountabiity Progress Reporting (High Schools only)

CAHSEE Results for Gonzales High School and Somavia

Title III Accountability Results for English Learners


Changes in Academic Accountability Reporting for California Schools

On April 2, 2014, the California Department of Education produced a letter to inform school districts and the public about significant changes to the California Accountability system.  The letter references significant ammendments that were approved by the State Board of Education on March 13, 2014. Please refer to the Curriculum & Instruction page on our website to read the entire letter and understand the new changes.  Curriculum & Instruction



Parent Involvement & Collaboration

I want to thank the concerned parents from La Gloria Elementary who trusted enough to meet with the Principal, Becky Moore, Assistant Principal, Yolanda Barba, Director of MOT (Facilities), Trini Zavala and me this afternoon (9/16/14) to share their concerns and provide suggestions.  It was a great example of Parent Invovlement in a very meaningful way and a true collaboration as we reviewed District needs and plans, listened to each other and put our students first.  After all, isn't that the one thing we have incommon?  The safety and welfare of our studnets at La Gloria, Pre-School, Fairview, Gonzales High Shool and Somavia.

Remember, parents:  There are many ways for you to participate, express your opions and be heard. Each School has a School Site Council/English Language Advisory Committee that meets regularly to review concerns, PTCA (Parent, Teacher, Community Advisory) that meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30, the Migrant Parents Advisory Committe that meets every first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM in the GHS Library and Gonzales Unified School Board Meeting which meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 in the GHS Library.  The dates vary depending on school and national holidays so please consult the GUSD events calendar as listed to the left of this page! GUSD Events Calendar

Join us in one or all of these meetings to be a partner in working to provide the best education for our students in the safest and healthiest environment possible. The District faces many challenges and your help is needed!


Thank you,

Liz Modena

 Superintendent of Gonzales Schools