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Friday
Sep192014

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

Friday
Sep192014

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

 

Tuesday
Sep162014

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

Thursday
Sep112014

The impact of Local Control Funding Formula on the GUSD Budget for 2014-15

LCFF is the new funding formula used by the State of California to distibute money to California school districts.  To see more information about how the new funds have been used in district, please folow links below:

Budget Increases for 2014-15

2014-2015 Budget- Allocation of New LCFF money

For more information about the GUSD budget, visit the Business Services Page

Tuesday
Sep092014

The First Month of the 2014-2015 School Year!

It is hard to believe it, but school has been in session for a full month!  Gonzales staff started the year focusing on the positive and all of the reasons why we are proud of our students, our parents, our community and all of the staff. The new staff members at the school sites are fitting in well.  We are happy to introduce two new admnistrators: Principal Cheryl Alves de Souza at Gonzales High School and Assistant Principal Tauvia Harrigan at Fairview Middle School.  By now there have been ample opportunities to meet both of the new educators, but if you have not been able to attend the Back to School events, be sure to take the time to meet them either at during the school day or at one of the many school events.  I am sure you will agree that they bring new energy to our team.

We all know that traffic is hectic in the mornings as Gonzales citizens are trying to get to work as well as driving students to school each morning.  As a reminder, GUSD provides free transportation to all students who live on the East side of town in grades K - 4, and for a nominal fee for students in grades 5 - 8.  If you have any questions, please contact the transportation office at 675-0100 ext 8390.  Taking the bus would reduce the number of cars on the roads in the early morning and at the release of school each day.

Remember that you may view events on the GUSD calendar by following the link to the left.  Keep informed and be present at the school sites.  We need you to stay involved in your children's education.

Thank you - 

Tuesday
Jul152014

Summer Family Events

Tuesday - July 15, 2014 - Join the Migrant Summer School Staff and the Binational Teachers and their students at the La Gloria Cafeteria from 6 o'clock PM until 8 o'clock PM as they display and share their projects from this enrichment program. There will be a pot luck dinner as well!

 

Wednesday - July 16, 2014 - the STEM summer program will host a family night where all will be able to participate in a scinec based space mission activity with students.  There will be a potluck dinner will follow this special presentation.  Students will share thier experience as they participated in this program sponsored by the Hartnell NASA-SEMAA program! This will also be held at the La Gloria Cafeteria from 6 - 8 in the evening!

 

Come celebrate with our students!

Tuesday
Jul152014

Summer School Update

For the past five weeks, our Gonzales students have had the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activies offered by a variety of programs this summer: Gonzales Recreation Department has offered swimming, leadership camps and athletic events that will continue into August, the South County YMCA has offered a Summer Camp opportunity for our young students, the Boy's and Girl's Club of Monterey County have offered leadership and fun activities for our 7th - 9th graders, Hartnell College has offered a Codo Dojo (computer science and coding) for our young computer genuises, and the Gonzals School District has offered a program for regular education, special education program and Migrant Education program for students grades K - 12.  Our high school students have had opportunities to make up credits toward graduation and to help as teacher assistants with our younger grades.  The Gonzales Cafeteria Program once again sponsored the breakfast and lunch program for all community youth at both La Gloria and Gonzales High School Cafeterias.

 

As you can see, it has been a very busy and eventful summer in Gonzales.  Thank you to all of the staff and various programs and sponsors of all of these wonderful programs!

 

Next step - School re-opens for the Fall 2014 session on August 13th.  See you all then!