September 3, 2019
#GGUSDPRIDE E-newsletter
The #GGUSDPride E-newsletter features many of the great things happening in GGUSD.   
Send your photos to pio_department@ggusd.us to highlight your school or students in the e-newsletter.
GGUSD Welcomes Students Back for 2019-2020 School Year
August 28 was the first day of school and GGUSD staff rolled out the red carpet to welcome students back for the 2019-2020 school year. Students were greeted with high-fives, posters of encouragement, balloons, and cheers! GGUSD is committed to providing a warm and welcoming climate and culture at all schools!
Pacifica Students Kick Off Year with Kindness Campaign
Pacifica High School ASB President Jessica On welcomed students to the first day of school and kicked off a kindness campaign, encouraging students to use their voices for kindness and to build others up. As a district, GGUSD is engaged in a multi-faceted plan to foster positive school culture and to ensure schools, students, and staff are well-equipped to address bias, intolerance, and hate speech. More on this to come...
Mark Twain Students Start Strong
Students at Mark Twain Special Education Center received a red carpet welcome on the first day of school, along with with cheers and hugs from staff. Already on day one, Mark Twain students were hard at work engaged in hands-on learning!
GGUSD Celebrates New Athletic Stadium at Bolsa Grande
GGUSD's Board of Education officially kicked off a new era for GGUSD athletics on Friday, August 23, during the district’s grand opening celebration of the brand new Bolsa Stadium. The event was attended by numerous dignitaries, alumni, members of the Bolsa Grande 1986 CIF-SS football championship team, members of Bolsa Grande High School’s very first football team from 1959, district staff, members of the community, and current GGUSD students.
Senior Sunrise at Los Amigos
On the day before the new school year began, at 5:00 a.m., Los Amigos High School seniors kicked off the school year with their second annual Senior Sunrise. Students wrote cards to themselves, including their goals for the year, which they will open during Senior Sunset in June. Students also wrote messages of encouragement and advice to incoming students!
More First Day of School Photos
Schools across GGUSD had first day of school photo stations to capture the excitement the new school year brings.
GGUSD Launches ParentSquare to Expand Parent Communication
GGUSD has launched ParentSquare, an easy-to-use communication platform to reach and engage every parent, ensuring all parents have the opportunity to actively participate in their children’s education and stay up-to-date on district and school news. 

ParentSquare features:
  • district and school-wide mass notifications through voice, email, text, and new mobile application
  • district, school-wide, and classroom posts received as emails or texts by parents with two-way communication features
  • principal and teacher direct messaging with instant language translation using Google Translate
  • automated attendance notifications on student absences and tardies
  • school calendars and rsvp’s
  • teacher to student communication for seventh through twelfth grade students

ParentSquare allows parents to choose how to receive school and classroom communication via email, text, or mobile application. Parents can also select when to receive messages instantly or in digest format at the end of each day. Urgent school-wide messages can be sent through voicemail as well.  Parents will receive emails, texts, or voicemail messages to the email address or phone number on file with the school as part of the student enrollment process. 

Parents can download the GGUSD mobile application now on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. 
 
GGUSD’s partnership with ParentSquare will enable a stronger dialogue between school and home, and will help empower everyone within the school community to stay connected and informed.