Howard Gardner Community School

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From the Desk of Dr. Taylor

"We rise by lifting others."

Robert Ingersoll

Our current times are still challenging to say the least. Just when I feel as if we are getting a COVID routine or plan activated and in place, advisors or mandates change things on us.

But that is okay because I believe that all of the adjustments and pivots are for the greater good of our students, staff and community. Our commitment is to the health and safety of our HGCS family and there is no inconvenience big enough that can be placed in our way.

It is imperative that we sincerely embody a "we are all in this together" spirit. I cannot reiterate enough that if you or your child are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please do not send your child to school until guidance by the administration is delivered or come onto campus. We have options to ease the burden of testing, so let us help you.

Great things happen everyday here at the little charter school at the heart of Chula Vista and we love sharing the journey with you.

Being the Change,

Danielle L. Taylor, Ed.D

We Look a Little Different

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In the spirit of growth and improvement, we have given our logo an upgrade! The puzzle pieces allow our students to be individuals but connected and to support our students with disabilities. The paintbrush represents artistry and creativity; the soccer ball promotes athletics, endurance and to the celebrations of the culture of many in our community. The globe promotes 21st century skills as global citizens and for always seeing the bigger picture in our efforts at HGCS. Finally, the atom symbolizes that we are all small pieces that collectively make something great which is you, our community.


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Good Attendance Matters

Not only is it a state requirement, but here at HGCS we believe that the best way to provide your child with the highest quality education is for your child to come to school each and every day. We do, however, understand that life happens and there may be a day where your child is unable to come to school. If this happens, please send an email to or call (619) 934-0300 to inform the campus of the child's absence.
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Labor Day Holiday - Holiday for students and staff

Monday, Sep. 6th, 12am

647 E Street

Chula Vista, CA

Parent Conferences - Early Release Days

Monday, Sep. 13th, 12:30pm to Thursday, Sep. 16th, 12:30pm

647 E Street

Chula Vista, CA

Dot Day

Wednesday, Sep. 15th, 8am

647 E Street

Chula Vista, CA

Still coloring outside of the lines!

HGCS Board Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 16th, 5-7pm

This is an online event.

Mexican Independence Day

Thursday, Sep. 16th, 8am

647 E Street

Chula Vista, CA

Morning Banda, goodie bags and enchiladas for students!

September Break

Monday, Sep. 20th, 8am to Sunday, Oct. 3rd, 12am

647 E Street

Chula Vista, CA

Enjoy the September Break!


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