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GLC promoted it's first 8th gr class this year! We are so proud of their growth & believe deeply in their potential. Our students will go on to every VUSD high school, as well as University Preparatory High School. They will participate in traditional & Linked Learning academies. Congratulations 8th grade students! Click on the article to watch the 2020 GLCS Promotion Video.
We hope you have picked up your VUSD curriculum packet! In an effort to provide additional support, GLC teachers have created a Google site for further enrichment. In an effort to create consistency between school and home, these are directly related to the activities and curriculum used here at GLC. Follow along with your GLC teachers doing Science experiments, directed drawings, read-alouds, and more!
The community of Visalia has a number of agencies available to help families in need. The Bethlehem Center provides daily meals and food distribution. Visalia Emergency Aid includes a food pantry and diaper program. And, 2-1-1 Tulare County connects families with resources, services, and opportunities. Go to "Community Support" under the "For Parents" link above to access these resources.
As part of the Visalia Unified School District, GLC will be closed through Monday, April 13th. We have posted descriptions and login information for some of the online learning resources that our students are familiar with from school. The District is also putting together additional learning resources. Please reach out to us by phone or email if you have any questions. We want our families to know we are here to support them during this extraordinary time. Please go to "At Home Learning" under the "For Parents" link above to access these resources.
Read Across America Week is March 2-6, 2020. The PTSA will be selling "Cat in the Hat" hats for $2 before school at the main entrance gate on Mon., Tues., and Weds. Dress-up days will be as follows: ● Monday - “Sleep Book Day” (wear appropriate PJs, comfy clothes, or spirit wear) ● Tuesday - “Green Eggs and Ham Day” (wear green) ● Wednesday - “Oh, The Places You'll Go” (Come dressed like what you want to be when you grow up) ● Thursday - “Cat In The Hat Day” (wear your favorite or crazy hat) ● Friday - “Fox In The Socks Day” (wear crazy socks)
It's time to enroll for 2020-21! Open enrollment for the 2020-21 academic year begins on Monday, 12/9, and closes on Friday, 2/7. Turn in an Enrollment Request Form now for your best chance of securing a seat for your child. All applications submitted during the open enrollment period enjoy equal status. Click on Enrollment (under Quick Links) for more information.
Please join our GLC community in donating canned and non-perishable food items to our Student Leadership food drive. Suggested food items include: canned goods; food in jars; packaged foods; shelf-stable beverages; & more. Donations accepted thru Friday (11/22).
To support the cause of drug prevention and awareness, our Student Council has organized a week of dress-up days to call our attention to the benefits of being drug-free. Dress-up days will be as follows: • Monday (10/28) – Sports Day “Team Up Against Drugs” • Tuesday (10/29) - Super Hero Day “Save The Day From Drugs” • Wednesday (10/30) – Disney Day “My Character Counts, I’m Drug Free” • Thursday (10/31) – Storybook Character Day “Hooked On Books, Not On Drugs” • Friday (11/1) – Pajama Day “Keep Your Dreams In Focus” Our school is a team and we support each other in making good choices and saying no to drugs!
Our PTSA membership drive is on! PTSA memberships support the many activities sponsored by the PTSA. Memberships are $7. All students received a membership envelope. Additional envelopes are available at the front office. We'll be tracking progress towards our goal on the "Donut" wall!
We're looking forward to welcoming students and families back to school at our annual Meet and Greet! This year we're holding the event on Tuesday, August 13th, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Come say hello to your new teacher, gather information for the new year, and join us for some treats provided by our generous PTSA! Families can also by GLC spirit wear for the new year!
At the outset of this update, we want to recognize that student-initiated and student-led expressions related to the fence located on the corner of Akers and Wagner, on the boundaries of El Diamante High School, were made in an overwhelmingly peaceful manner. While these signs have challenged the community to respond, the District is disappointed in the reactions of some adults to respond with multiple incidents of threats, violence, and intimidating actions. While we cannot expect to agree on every aspect of any emotionally charged issue, we can agree that we, the District and all adults in this community, need to do our best to provide opportunities where our students' unique and diverse voices can be heard. These harmful actions by adults of our community must be denounced. Click on the headline for more...
Because students’ safety and well-being are our top priorities, effective July 3, 2020, all signs will be removed, and no new signs, posters, or personal messages will be allowed on any District and school building, fence, or other District property accessible to the public without authorized approval from District or site personnel. Click on the headline for more...
As we continue to plan for the opening of next school year, our number one priority continues to be protecting the health and safety of our community. It is our hope that we will be able to open the 2020-2021 school year in the traditional form with activities back in full swing. However, because we do not know what the spread of COVID-19 will be at that time and how it will affect our area, our planning must continue to be flexible. Click on the headline to read more...
Based on the COVID-19 Shelter in Place order, the potential health risks of students using our farm facilities, the risk of financial obligation to students and spread of this virus amongst students, VUSD farm facilities will remain closed to students and will not be open for housing student livestock until further notice. Click the headline for additional information.
We understand how important it is to attend to the social and emotional needs that arise during this time of uncertainty related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and school closures. If you need social emotional support or encouragement or just someone to talk through worries and concerns you have, our school psychologists and school social workers are here to talk with you. Click on the headline to read more.
Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) offers a powerful means to explore and express our emotions, build relationships, and support each other – children and adults alike – during this challenging time. Visit the VUSD Social Emotional Wellness Resources During COVID19 website to find resources and tools to help support the social emotional wellness of students, parents, and educators.
Do you live in Visalia and have a child who is turning 4 years old on or before December 1, 2020? If so, you can begin enrolling your child for the 2020-2021 school year. Click on the headline for more information, including locations and enrollment requirements.