Gunn Together Times

Principal Stratton's Update, 3/11/21

Dear Titan Families,

This has been a very exciting week with our students' return to campus. Without exception, all of the students I spoke with were happy to be back and confident that more students will return along with them in the coming weeks. This is a shorter than usual newsletter. Now that the gates have open, we urge all students to opt-in and attend school in person!


Principal Stratton

SEC Reopenning Video

Here's the reopening orientation video SEC made:

Panorama Survey Information

Toward the end of March, we will ask your student to take a brief survey to tell us about their experience at Gunn. To ensure we continue to provide high-quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for college and careers, we need their feedback.

The window for the survey begins on March 23rd and closes on March 26th. Your student will be given time to take the survey within that window.

Panorama safeguards privacy and keeps responses confidential. The survey shouldn’t take more than fifteen to twenty minutes to complete and will be a valuable source of information. We will be asking for your student to reflect on their own mindsets and approaches to learning via an online survey that will cover Social Emotional Learning (SEL).

We thank you in advance for your thoughtful responses. If you have any questions about the survey administration, please don’t hesitate to contact Tara Firenzi at, or Michalis Gordon at

Gunn Return To Campus Handbook

Please review this document to learn about procedures and protocols associated with returning to campus. This document will be updated regularly to reflect any changes made over the coming weeks.

ParentSquare Training and Information

Please complete the health screener for your child(ren) by 8:00 AM every day that they are coming to campus. Fill out the survey honestly and keep your child(ren) at home if you answer "Yes" to any of the questions.

If you answer a question incorrectly, you will need to contact your school to clear your child to attend. You will not have another opportunity on the same day to complete the screener.

If your student will not be attending school, you do not need to fill out the screener but you will need to contact your site attendance secretary.

Additional details, instructions, and a quick video can be found on the district website. To download the PAUSD custom app for your mobile device go to the App Store (iOS devices) and the Play Store (Android devices).

On Campus Learning Student Checklist

A parent must complete the Parent Square health screener before students come on campus.

Packing Checklist:

  • Fully Charged Chromebook/Laptop

  • Laptop Charger

  • Gunn lanyard w/photo ID

  • Headphones

  • Filled Water Bottle

  • Lunch (BYO or have the Free Lunch, no delivery)

  • Mask(s) (ready to be put on as soon as you arrive on campus)

  • School supplies needed for your classes

  • Jacket (classroom doors and windows will be open)

Athletics Update

Current sports practicing and playing

  • B/G Cross Country – Finish on 3/20/21
  • B/G Swimming – Finish on 3/19/21
  • Girls Tennis – Finish on 3/19/21
  • Football – Finish on 4/18/21
  • Cheerleading – Finish on 4/18/21
  • B/G Soccer – Finish on 4/23/21

Sports Starting on Monday April 3, 2021

  • B/G – Track and Field – Purple Tier – Finish on 5/28/21
  • Boys Golf - Purple Tier – Finish on 5/28/21
  • Boys Tennis - Purple Tier – Finish on 5/28/21
  • Baseball – Red Tier – Finish on 5/28/21
  • Softball – Red Tier -Finish on 5/28/21
  • Girls Lacrosse -– Red Tier -Finish on 5/28/21
  • Boys Lacrosse – Orange Tier – Finish on 5/28/21
  • B/G Water Polo - Orange Tier – Finish on 5/28/21

Sports Waiting to Start due to being indoors – Can not start unless County is in proper color tier

  • Badminton – Orange Tier
  • B/G – Basketball – Yellow Tier
  • B/G – Wrestling – Yellow Tier
  • B/G Volleyball – Yellow Tier

Athletic Registration and Updates

  • to register and current athletic physical to be able to start practice.
  • Updates at and

Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 14th

  • Spring Forward (Time change!)

Monday, March 15th

  • Holiday/No School

Wednesday, March 17th

  • 12 Grade Spring Parent Night sponsored by Gunn Counseling and College and Career

Tuesday, March 23rd

  • Photo Make-Up Day

Friday, March 26th

  • Photo Make-Up Day

SAT School Day Schedule (April 12-16)

Gunn Foundation Scholarship

Gunn Foundation thanks all our donors who make these scholarships possible.

We are also seeking Trustees for our Board term beginning May 2021. If you would like to become more involved in supporting our students, please inquire at or by visiting our website:

To apply to join the Board, click here.

Quick Links

Quick Links

Gunn High School Website

Gunn PTSA Website

Gunn Student Activities

Gunn Oracle Current Edition


Parent Networks

| 12th Grade Class |

Nisha Datta, Julie Dubrouillet & Laura Wingard

| 11th Grade Class |

Claire Kirner, Leena Gill, & Gunjan Gupta

| 10th Grade Class |

Annie Bedichek, Lili Nova-Roessig, & Mana Uchino

| 9th grade Class |

Elizabeth Lam, Naomi Wang, & Michelle Chen

| Special Ed/Inclusion Rep |

Momo Yanagihara & Yael Uziyel Navel

Palo Alto Partners in Education

Partners in Education (PiE): PiE raises money from parents and the community to provide all Palo Alto Unified School District students an educational experience beyond what is possible with public funding. The 2020-2021 fundraising campaign has begun. See here what PiE funds for Gunn.


The Gunn PTSA supports Gunn high school in many ways such as teacher grants, student activities, fundraising, and organizing volunteers. Please visit the Gunn PTSA website for more information.

Support for Gunn Families

If you are experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, please let your Gunn student's counselor know. If you are struggling to pay for college application fees or other college-related costs, please contact Linda Kirsch at and Leighton Lang at This is a very challenging time for some Gunn families, and the PTSA would like you to know that our community is here for you! We are all in this together and together we will make it through.