Glendale Unified News & Events

Updates from the Week of September 27

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Changes to Student Quarantine Model

On Tuesday, the Glendale Unified Board of Education and community received an update on changes to student quarantine based on recent updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Important updates include:

  • Individuals in the classroom or school group are no longer considered close contacts just because they are in the same room. Only students who sit six feet or closer to the positive case are identified as close contacts.
  • Quarantine is not needed for students sitting more than six feet from the positive case, students who are fully vaccinated, or students who had a laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 90 days.

College and Career Division Update

Dr. Narineh Makijan, coordinator of Glendale Unified's College and Career Division, shared information on how we're preparing students for success in college, career, and life.

Crescenta Valley High School Bleachers and Lights

The Board of Education unanimously voted to certify the Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

for the Crescenta Valley High School Field Improvements Project and allocate $8.56 million in Measure S funds to the project to provide bleachers and lighting for the CVHS track and field to accommodate school-related events and activities.

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Glendale High Senior Brandon Doronila Sworn in as Student Board Member

Brandon Doronila has been selected by the Glendale Unified Student Advisory Council to serve as Student Board of Education Member for the 2021-22 school year. Brandon is the Associated Student Body president at Glendale HIgh School. He has been involved in student government throughout his time at John Muir Elementary, Wilson Middle, and Glendale High School. Brandon says that serving on student council helped him find his purpose and ignited his passion for school. As our 2021-22 Student Board Member, he is determined to help his fellow students find the thing that makes them excited to come to school.

Watch our Recent Superintendent's Community Update!

During the latest Superintendent's Community Update, Glendale Unified employee and parent leaders had an opportunity to share frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination with Dr. Nava Yeganeh, pediatric infectious disease doctor at UCLA, and medical epidemiologist and lead of the vaccine unit for the education branch at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Superintendent Ekchian also shared an update on the District's COVID-19 health and safety measures. Watch the full presentation.

Superintendent's Community Update September 23, 2021

Glendale Unified Students Lead Solidarity Week Activities

Solidarity Week (formerly Ally Week) is a student-led program where LGBTQ+ students lead the conversation on how non LGBTQ+ people can show solidarity with them and others in their community. Students had an opportunity to participate in Solidarity Week activities at middle and high schools across our District throughout the week.

The 17th Annual State of the Schools Virtual Breakfast

Special thanks to the Glendale Educational Foundation for hosting a wonderful virtual breakfast this morning to support Glendale Unified schools! GEF recognized two Educational Excellence Awardees for their service to the Glendale Unified community, Gloria Rogers representing the California Credit Union and Glendale Teacher of the Year Roxanne O'Rourke. Superintendent Vivian Ekchian and Board of Education President Shant Sahakian accepted a donation check for $104,000 from our amazing GEF supporters! Watch the event video.

Join us in Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month!

Join Glendale Unified Adelante Latinos and Glendale Library Arts and Culture for a 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 City of Glendale Fire Chief and CFO Silvio Lanzas!

GUSD ¬°Adelante, Latinos! Hispanic Heritage Month Speaker Series: Silvio Lanzas

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

Since August 13, Glendale Unified has administered 33,149 COVID tests.

Latest Resources for Students and Families

Visit our Glendale Unified website to explore our various resource pages!

Suicide Prevention Resources
COVID-19 Updates
College & Career Workshops/Webinars