Glendale Unified News & Events

Updates from the Week of October 11

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COVID-19 Health and Safety Update

  • The Glendale Unified COVID-19 Dashboard was updated October 4 to reflect the District's phase II quarantine model based on new guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Learn more and view the updated Dashboard.

Digital Citizenship Week | October 18-22
  • Glendale Unified will launch Common Sense Media lessons promoting positive and responsible online behavior on October 18 in honor of Digital Citizenship week.

Red Ribbon Week | October 25-29
  • Every year, Glendale Unified partners with Glendale Council PTA to promote Red Ribbon Week activities.

  • Our elementary, middle and high schools plan a week-long list of activities to promote healthy choices and staying drug, tobacco, and vape-free.

View the full Superintendent's update to the Board of Education.

Congratulations to our National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists!

Nine Glendale Unified seniors have been selected as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition! The students will compete for a share of 7,500 scholarships worth nearly $30 million. Read a Glendale News-Press feature on our amazing students.

GUSD National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Clark Magnet High School

Abdullah Ahmed and Matthew Keshishian

Crescenta Valley High School

Miriam Awan, Ellena Kim, Nathan Kim, David Yoon Kim, and Sean-Jae Yoon

Glendale High School

Lilly Armstrong

Hoover High School

Sarine Mardirosian

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In honor of Week of the School Administrator, the Board of Education and Superintendent Ekchian invited our local elected representatives to join them in highlighting the important role school administrators play in helping our students succeed.

Congressman Adam Schiff, Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Senator Anthony Portantino, Assembly Member Laura Friedman, Mayor Paula Devine and our Glendale City Council Members, and Harry Leon and our Crescenta Valley Town Council Members all presented certificates in recognition of our outstanding school leaders.

National School Lunch Week

Glendale Unified School District's Nutrition Services Department is celebrating National School Lunch Week by serving up unique fruits and vegetables this week!

We are so grateful for our Nutrition Services team who work tirelessly to provide meals for our students and families throughout the year. We appreciate you!

Watch the Final Adelante Latinos Hispanic Heritage Month Speaker Series Webinar TONIGHT!

Join Glendale Unified Adelante Latinos and Glendale Library Arts and Culture for the final webinar of their month-long speaker series. Hear experiences and stories from renowned Latinx professionals who serve their communities in wonderful and different ways. Learn more about the speaker series and other exciting Hispanic Heritage Month events at

Watch the Recent Webinar Featuring Roberto Negrete, Los Angeles Field Director for Senator Alex Padilla

GUSD ¬°Adelante, Latinos! Hispanic Heritage Month Speaker Series: Roberto Negrete
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The Glendale Unified College and Career Division supports students and families by offering one-of-a-kind events and resources.

Check out our College and Career Division Calendar

Learn more about our unique programs

Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on October 20!

2020 Census and Glendale Unified Trustee Areas

Join us Monday, October 25, for a webinar to learn more about 2020 Census data and how it may affect Glendale Unified Trustee Areas in the next election.

Monday, October 25

6:30 p.m.

Zoom webinar:

Glendale Unified Student Voice Panel October 26

Join the Board of Education and Glendale Unified student leaders for our next Student Voice Panel on Tuesday, October 26. This Special Board Meeting will feature a student-led panel discussion with students from Clark Magnet, Crescenta Valley, Daily, Glendale, and Hoover High Schools.

Tuesday, October 26

5:00 p.m.

Zoom webinar:

Topics of Discussion

Student Engagement

Health and Wellness

School Spirit and Sense of Belonging

Join Glendale Unified and Glendale Council PTA for a Virtual Conversation About the Dangers of Vaping

Application for Glendale Unified Dual Immersion and Magnet Programs Opens November 1!

Glendale Unified proudly offers dual immersion programs in seven languages: Armenian, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish; and magnet schools focused on advanced technology and computer science, world languages, and visual and performing arts!

Learn more about our programs

Sign up for a virtual tour

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We continue to strongly encourage and promote weekly COVID-19 screening testing for all students and employees. If you would like your child to participate in weekly COVID-19 screening testing, please complete our opt-in form at