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San Gabriel Unified School District

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  • 408 Junipero Serra Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776 • 626-451-5400
  • Located in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley, 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, San Gabriel Unified School District educates more than 6,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade at five elementary schools, one middle school, one traditional high school, and one continuation high school.

  • Superintendent: Dr. John W. Pappalardo
  • Board of Trustees: Andrew L. Ammon, president; Cristina Alvarado, vice president; Ken K. Tcheng, member; Dr. Gary Thomas Scott, member
  • 2015-16 Enrollment: 6,430

San Gabriel Unified Educators Kick Off 2017-18 Year with Breakfast

Follow-up Story: San Gabriel Unified School District administrators, teachers and staff jumpstarted the 2017-18 year with its annual Back to School Breakfast and Professional Development Day on Aug. 17. SGUSD administrators shared the District’s vision for the year, introduced new hires and honored 62 staff members for milestones ranging from 10 to 30 years of service. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)

San Gabriel Unified Middle School Mentors Welcome Nearly 400 Students

Follow-up Story: Jefferson Middle School’s 389 incoming sixth-graders received a warm welcome at their new school on Aug. 11 as part of the Where Everybody Belongs program, which transforms eighth-graders into mentors for incoming middle school students. The program aims to provide sixth-graders with a sense of support and school pride while teaching eighth-graders about leadership. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)

San Gabriel Unified Welcomes Students, Parents at Back-to-School Nights

San Gabriel Unified School District will welcome families at a series of Parent Info Nights across the District, providing educators a chance to connect with parents and showcase latest programs and curriculum for the 2017-18 year. Events will run from Thursday, Aug. 24 to Tuesday, Sept. 19. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)

San Gabriel Unified Elementary to Host Astronomer-led Eclipse Viewing

Coolidge Elementary School will kick off the 2017-18 year with a solar eclipse observance from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, hosted by San Gabriel Unified parent and astronomer Donald W. Hoard. Hoard will discuss his work with NASA and careers in astronomy. Students will learn what causes an eclipse, what to look for when one occurs and how to view the eclipse safely. Coolidge Elementary is at 421 N. Mission Drive, San Gabriel. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)Read More

San Gabriel Unified Middle School Peer Mentors Welcome Nearly 400 New Students

Follow-up Story: Jefferson Middle School’s 389 incoming sixth-graders received a warm welcome at their new school on Aug. 11 as part of the Where Everybody Belongs program, which transforms eighth-graders into mentors for incoming middle school students. The program aims to provide sixth-graders with a sense of support and school pride while teaching eighth-graders about leadership. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)Read More Photos

San Gabriel Unified Welcomes Students, Parents at Back to School Nights

San Gabriel Unified School District will welcome families at a series of Parent Info Nights across the District, providing educators a chance to connect with parents and showcase new programs and curriculum for the 2017-18 year. Events will run from Thursday, Aug. 24 to Tuesday, Sept. 19. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)

San Gabriel Unified Implements 1:1 Technology Initiative for all Students

San Gabriel Unified School District will fufill its initiative to offer a 1:1 student-device ratio for all grade levels at the start of the 2017-18 school year. The plan to provide individual technology for all students is outlined in the 2017-20 Local Control and Accountability Plan, which guides District efforts to improve student achievement by setting annual priorities and strategies to achieve those goals. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)Read More Photos

San Gabriel Unified Elementary Expands Dual-language Immersion Program

Follow-up Story: McKinley Elementary will expand its flagship Spanish dual-language program to offer third-grade instruction for the first time in 2017-18, providing both native English speakers and English learners the opportunity to develop biliteracy and bilingualism through standards-based curriculum. Launched in 2014, McKinley’s program is comprised of kindergarten through third-grade classes and is slated for schoolwide implementation by 2019-20. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)Read More Photos

San Gabriel Unified Offers Free Summer Meals to Children

San Gabriel Unified School District is offering free lunches and snacks to children ages 18 and under on Mondays through Fridays this summer. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 4 at Smith Park, 232 W. Broadway Ave., San Gabriel; Vincent Lugo Park, 400 Prospect Ave., San Gabriel; and from noon to 12:45 p.m. at Roosevelt Elementary, 401 S. Walnut Grove Ave., San Gabriel. Lunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 11 at Rosemead Park, 4343 Encinita Ave., Rosemead, and Garvey Park, 3233 Kelburn Ave., Rosemead. Garvey Park will provide a snack from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Call 626-451-4500 for more times and sites. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)