Zandra Jo Galván
GUSD welcomes you to the 2020-2021 School Year!
July 1, 2020
I want to take this opportunity to welcome you back to a new 2020-21 school year and share that we are looking forward to a wonderful new school year together with each of you! We have experienced a lot together over the last few months and anxiously await welcoming you back to school. As we begin the school year, we know it will be much different than any other school year start as we continue to respond and work through the coronavirus pandemic for the safety of our students, staff, and community. This year will be a different; but nonetheless, we are excited to welcome each of our new and returning students and families back to our wonderful schools and fabulous GUSD staff family that eagerly await serving you.
Regardless of whether your student will be learning from home, in school, or a combination of both, the Greenfield Union School District is committed to ensuring an outstanding educational experience for all of our students. Our dedicated staff, teachers, and management team members have been working diligently to provide both a rigorous academic education and social-emotional support plan to all our students. Our instructional models will continue to utilize online platforms and in person instruction so that distance learning can move forward and support each of our students and families. We know that with the support and the ongoing collaboration with our parents and community, we will continue to thrive because we are stronger together.
Our GUSD mission statement is: To promote ALL students with high levels of academic and personal achievement through a collaborative system of support, guided by passionate, dedicated staff in a safe, nurturing, and culturally responsive environment that fully prepares students for future college and career success. We have continued to hold this mission close to our hearts these last few years and most especially during these last few months of an unprecedented pandemic. As a district, we remain committed to this mission!
Our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) continues to be focused on three LCAP goals: Goal1-We will cultivate positive school environments that are culturally, emotionally, and physically safe, led by passionate staff members dedicated to and advocating for ALL students, their families, and our community; Goal 2- We will take collective responsibility for providing a guaranteed, viable curriculum in ALL subject areas so that ALL students meet or exceed grade-level academic and technical standards through effective, data-driven instructional practices that ensure ALL students are fully prepared for college and career success; Goal 3- We will actively engage our family, school, and community partners through ongoing communication and outreach because we value, respect, and believe we are stronger together in ensuring and advocating for the future success of ALL our students. We continue to be focused on ensuring your child will be fully prepared for College and Career postsecondary success and have defined clear actions to achieve our vision of ALL means ALL.
Please visit our district website and school websites for important information throughout the year at GUSD. Please “like” us on Facebook, including each of our school Facebook pages, become a “subscriber” to our GUSD YouTube page, “follow us” on Twitter @zjgalvan and @GUSDEdServices and download our mobile app from the GUSD ParentSquare for vital school communications.
We are proud to be your school district and will continue to honor the success of each of our students as we ensure your students’ progress academically and social-emotionally during this challenging pandemic period. We thank you for trusting us, for letting GUSD be a part of your lives, and look forward to a great school year together!
Zandra Jo Galván