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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 Opens Enrollment for Kindergarten and Transitional Kinder Programs

Parents may begin enrolling children in San Gabriel Unified’s kindergarten and transitional kindergarten (TK) programs. The programs provide robust opportunities for early learning and preparation for the social and academic rigor of elementary school. Offerings include 1:1 technology resources, music immersion and dual-language immersion. Children must turn 5 by Sept. 1 to register for kindergarten. TK students must turn 5 between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2. Parents can enroll their children by visiting their local school or by visiting www.sgusd.net. Media Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)Read More Photos

San Gabriel Unified’s Coolidge Elementary to Host Annual Spring Carnival

Coolidge Elementary School will host its annual Coolidge Carnival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25. The community event will feature a series of activities for families of all ages, including home-cooked meals and baked goods for sale, karaoke, carnival game booths, a cake walk, a silent auction and more. The silent auction prizes will feature donated time from Coolidge teachers to put on after-school activities, such as nature hikes. Proceeds from the PTA-sponsored carnival will be dedicated to funding Coolidge programs. Coolidge Elementary is at 421 N. Mission Drive, San Gabriel. Media Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

San Gabriel Unified Students to Perform in First Musical under Music Immersion Program

Fourth-graders at San Gabriel Unified's Roosevelt Elementary School will star in the school’s first musical production at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23 as part of the school’s one-of-a-kind Music Immersion Experience (MIE) program, which launched at the start of the 2016-17 school year. Titled “Gold Dust or Bust,” the 30-minute musical is based on the 1848-1855 California Gold Rush and will feature live band accompaniment from MIE teachers, all of whom are professional musicians. Students also created their own costumes, props and backdrops. Roosevelt Elementary School Cafeteria is at 401 S. Walnut Grove Ave., San Gabriel. Media Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)Read More

San Gabriel Unified School District Launches Official Facebook Page

Dedicated to increasing community involvement and expanding its communication efforts, San Gabriel Unified has launched its official Facebook page, which will feature up-to-date news about innovative programs and school activities. The District aims to keep parents, staff, students, community members and the broader public informed of its latest news and accomplishments. The page is at www.facebook.com/SanGabrielUSD.Read More

San Gabriel Unified 5th-Grader to Represent District at County Spelling Bee

Coolidge Elementary School fifth-grader Ryan Yan will represent San Gabriel Unified at the Los Angeles County Elementary Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March 29. Yan secured his spot in the county contest after besting classmates in the 10th annual Coolidge Spelling Bee on Feb. 24. Yan triumphed over his peers in the school competition after 13 fierce rounds by correctly spelling the word “inadvertently.” After placing second in last year’s county spelling bee, Yan advanced to the California State Elementary Spelling Bee, a feat he hopes to achieve again this year. Media Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)Read More Photos

San Gabriel Unified Students to Compete in LA History Day Contest

Del Mar High School continuation students Christina Calderon, Michelle Vega, Sergio Landeros, Jio Blanco, Ciara Robledo and Kenneth French will represent San Gabriel Unified at National History Day-California on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 at William Jessup University in Rocklin. The contest challenges students to examine history through extensive original research and creatively express their findings before a panel of historians and educators. Media Contact: Valerie Martinez, Lauren Creiman 909-833-9853

San Gabriel Unified Opens Enrollment for Transitional, Kinder Programs

Parents may begin enrolling children in San Gabriel Unified’s kindergarten and transitional kindergarten (TK) programs. The programs provide robust opportunities for early learning and preparation for the social and academic rigor of elementary school. Offerings include 1:1 technology resources, music immersion and dual-language immersion. Children must turn 5 by Sept. 1 to register for kindergarten. TK students must turn 5 between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2. Parents can enroll their children by visiting their local school or by visiting www.sgusd.net. Media Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

San Gabriel Unified High School Wins 20th Debate League Championship

Gabrielino High School’s speech and debate team captured its 20th consecutive Southern California Debate League championship on March 4 at Cal State Long Beach. The Screamin’ Eagles faced off against 17 schools, preparing 10-minute speeches for 12 categories and earning more than 300 points to secure the title. Forty members of the team will advance to the California High School Speech Association State Tournament set for April 28-30 at Arcadia High School. Media Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

San Gabriel Unified 5th-Grader to Represent District at County Spelling Bee

Coolidge Elementary School fifth-grader Ryan Yan will represent San Gabriel Unified at the Los Angeles County Elementary Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March 29. Yan secured his spot in the county contest after besting classmates in the 10th annual Coolidge Spelling Bee on Feb. 24. Yan triumphed over his peers in the school competition after 13 fierce rounds by correctly spelling the word “inadvertently.” After placing second in last year’s county spelling bee, Yan advanced to the California State Elementary Spelling Bee, a feat he hopes to achieve again this year. Media Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)