Gladiator Weekly September 12, 2021

Principal's letter for parents and caregivers

Fifth week of school, Homecoming Week!

The fifth week of school begins this week. This week is homecoming and ASB started it off with having security remove the homecoming court from class last Friday. It is an example of how ASB has adjusted the tradition of taking homecoming students from their homes early in the morning. There will be an outdoor rally around lunch time on Friday. Student course changes have settled down for the most part. There is regular early release Wednesday schedule on 9/15 with student dismissal at 1:55pm. Finally, as a heads up, there is a student free day on 9-20 (next Monday) in order for teachers to meet and plan.

Covid safety last week

Last week I reported that we had a positive case, and follow up contact tracing and testing revealed no more positive cases linked to the original positive case. This week we continued routine testing of athletes and testing of symptomatic students and no positive cases were identified. I want to keep reinforcing the importance of masking on campus. Moreover, the LA County Department of Public Health Protocols do not require students who are vaccinated to go home after a close contact with a positive case. Please consult with your pediatirician if your student has not been vaccinated yet if you are wondering about the safety of the vaccine for your child.

Short Term Independent Study Calls / emails this week

This week we are making contact with students and parents who have been Covid positive or a close contact of someone who tested positive and was required to quarantine and miss school. We will be asking parents to sign a short term Independent Study agreement for the period of absences related to Covid or quarantine. Gladstone HS can recover state funding for students who complete the online agreement and complete assignments from the period of time they were away due to Covid. Given that the State of California does not fund schools for students when they are absent, it is very important that families work with us on this. Thank you.

Voter Education Weeks Coming September 13-24, 2021

Gladstone teachers will be educating students about voting in the next two weeks. To learn more about voter-registration, please see this website:

And if you are eligible to register to vote, please use this website:

If you have not mailed in your ballot by now, please remember that the due date to return mail in ballots is September 14.

CIF Officials Wanted!

CIF Southern Section is looking for people who care about youth athletics to become officials in the Southern Section. Here is the link to more info on the CIF site (flyer below as well)

Homecoming Activities September 17 and September 18

The Homecoming Football Game is scheduled for Sept 17 and an outdoor homecoming dance will happen on the evening of Sept 18. All guests will be required to wear masks and submit a negative Covid test result in order to be as safe as possible. Tickets are on sale for the dance on campus in the activities office.

Thank you and have a wonderful week!

Mr. Fernandez

Senior Sunrise: Yes, your seniors can wake up this early :)

Remembering 9/11 on 9/11 at La Puente High School before the game

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Around Campus Last Week

GHS Student Athletes in Action Last Week

The Homecoming Court for 2021 (almost all of them at least!)

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Homecoming Information Game is on Sept 17 at Citrus College / Dance is on Sept 18 at GHS

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Covid-19 Symptoms as a reminder

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