October was first declared as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month in 2011. Since then, it has been embraced as a time to acknowledge the harm substance abuse can cause to individual and community health, to remember those who have lost their lives to substance use, and to educate youth and families about the dangers of drug use. "Studies show that the earlier an individual starts smoking, drinking or using drugs, the greater the likelihood of developing addiction" The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), accessed 27, Sept 2021.

To bring awareness of this topic to Ganesha parents, a parent workshop will be held this month on substance abuse prevention. Our TUPE student club will also present on the dangers of tobacco and vaping and what parents need to know about JUUL.
  • October 7: Coffee with the Leaders
  • October 8: Community Resource Fair
  • October 14: Parent Workshop
  • October 16: Food Distribution at Garey HS
  • October 21: Parent Workshop
  • October 25: School Site Council Meeting
  • October 28: ELAC/SAC Meeting

For detailed information of Ganesha events and activities, click on the centralized calendar button below.
National Hispanic Heritage
September 15 - October 15

Ganesha High School's counseling team is excited to kick off the 21-22 school year back on campus. Assistant Principal, Dayna Mc Call, leads the counseling team, which consists of Counselors, Virginia Enz, Rosemary Escalera and Larry Koch, along with College and Career Technician, Janette Magallon. Together the team strives to ensure student success through academic preparedness, social emotional learning and college and career readiness.
Counselor Caseloads
9th Grade Students
  • Last Name A - K: Ms. Enz
  • Last Name L - Z: Mrs. Escalera

10th Grade Students
  • Last Name A - K: Mr. Koch
  • Last Name L - Z: Mrs. Escalera
11th Grade Students
  • Mrs. Escalera, x30207

12th Grade Students
  • Mr. Koch, x30205

9th - 12th ELD, Special Ed, Foster Youth, 504 Plans, Cal Safe
  • Ms. Enz, x30210
Ganesha and Garey Community Schools are excited to invite parents and students to attend our upcoming Community Resource Fair during Youth Night at Ganesha High School. This event will be held Friday, October 8th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Ganesha Stadium.

PUSD Community Schools with the collaboration of God's Pantry, will be having a food distribution on Saturday, October 16, 2021. An effort to help support families in need.  The food distribution will take place at Garey High School from 8 a.m. - until supplies last.

Substance Abuse Prevention
Thursday, October 14
Parent Information Workshop
Thursday, October 21
  • College Intern Tutors are available to assist Ganesha students with homework, classwork, projects and test preps in all subjects.
  • We will have a Reward System created for students to earn points when they visit the Resource Center & complete supplemental work.
  • Students will be rewarded with different prizes.

Tutoring Services are held in room 22
  • M - Th - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For more information contact:
YoungJi Lee, Intervention Teacher
  • youngji.lee@pusd.org
  • Ext. 30022
Erin Lariviere, Resource Teacher
  • Erin.Lariviere@pusd.org
  • Ext. 30154

  • Ganesha is now offering tutoring in the evening for students who cannot attend after school.
  • Evening tutoring is offered via Zoom by classroom teachers from 6 pm - 8 pm, Tuesday - Thursday.
  • You do not need to be a student in that teacher's class in order to attend the tutoring sessions.

Links can be found on Google Classroom - Class of 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025.
Important Announcements/Dates

October Presentations
Monday 10/04 @ 10am
UC San Diego
Wednesday 10/06 @10am
La Sierra University
Wednesday 10/20 @ 10am
Us Army National Guard

CollegeBoard Opportunity Scholarship
$500 to $40,000 scholarship

Work Permits should be requested through the ROP Office

Email: ROPCTE@pusd.org 
SAT and ACT have become optional in many institutions.

I highly recommend you check out the testing requirements for the school you are applying to.
You can view and work on the application, I highly recommend you get started on PIQs

Application filing period is
November 1st - November 30th
Opened October 1st
Deadline November 30th!!!
FAFSA and DREAM ACT Application Opened October 1st
Priority Deadline March 2nd!!!
For more information contact: Janette Magallon, College and Career Tech
Career Center Location: Room 45 Ext. 30131