Grade Change Request for 2020-2021 Courses
Tuesday, August 10, 2021New, urgent legislation was passed to support all high school students who were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the 20-21 school year. This legislation gave all high school students and their parents/guardians a right to request a grade change for 2020-2021 school year courses.
Seventeen GGUSD Schools Celebrate 2021 No Place for Hate Designation
Wednesday, June 16, 2021Seventeen schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District earned the distinction as “No Place for Hate Schools,” from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for school-wide efforts during the 2020-2021 school year to promote a positive school culture and climate built on values like inclusivity, kindness, and respect.
GGUSD to Offer Free Summer Meal Program
Tuesday, June 15, 2021The Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is offering a free Summer Meal program to help ensure that children have access to nutritional meals when school is not in session. The program will provide free summer meals, available at nine locations, to all GGUSD students.
GGUSD’s Class of 2021 Graduate Ready for College and Career Success
Friday, June 11, 2021More than 3,300 high school seniors from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) graduated from the district’s eight high schools during commencement ceremonies held June 8 and June 9. The Class of 2021 graduates with an impressive list of academic accolades and exciting plans for college, career, and lifelong success.
GGUSD Celebrates its Class of 2021 Valedictorians
Wednesday, June 2, 2021The Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education celebrated the district’s eleven Class of 2021 high school valedictorians during its Board of Education meeting on June 1 with a video spotlight of each of the accomplished scholars. Four of the 11 valedictorians will attend ivy league universities including, Harvard, Stanford, and Yale.
La Quinta Nets CIF Championship in esports
Tuesday, June 1, 2021La Quinta High School’s varsity esports club team, la pomme de terre, defeated the defending California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) champion Sunny Hills Lancers Gold team to win the California CIF League of Legends esports tournament earlier this month.
GGUSD to Host In-Person Graduation Ceremonies
Friday, May 28, 2021GGUSD will host in-person 8th grade commencement and high school graduation ceremonies to honor the accomplishments of our students.
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Visits Eisenhower Elementary School to Observe Model Practices for Safe In-Person Instruction
Thursday, May 27, 2021Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) welcomed State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond for a visit at Eisenhower Elementary School to observe model practices for safe in-person instruction as well as targeted learning loss interventions, engagement strategies and the school’s outdoor education garden.
GGUSD Students Receive College Scholarships from Angels Baseball Foundation
Monday, May 24, 2021Two Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students, Alamitos Intermediate School student Nghi Hoang and Walton Intermediate School student Gia Le, were selected as Angels Scholars and awarded $10,000 in college scholarships from the Angels Baseball Foundation. Students were recognized as Angels Scholars for their determination, grit and leadership.
GGUSD Music and Arts Educators Receive County Recognition
Thursday, May 13, 2021The 2021 Orange County Music and Arts Administrators recognized five Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) educators for making a difference in the lives of students through arts education during a special virtual awards ceremony on May 12.
Bell Intermediate School Gets Visit and Donation from the Helpful Honda Guys
Friday, May 7, 2021The Helpful Honda Guys made a visit to Bell Intermediate School on Tuesday, May 3, to surprise special education teacher Thuy Tran with $5,000 in classroom supplies, a new washer, dryer, oven range, and a refrigerator, to be used for instruction in her life skills class.
GGUSD to Host 43rd Annual First Impressions Art Exhibit
Wednesday, May 5, 2021Garden Grove Unified School District will host its 43rd annual First Impressions Student Art Exhibit in a virtual format. This year’s exhibit will feature 374 works of art from students in preschool through high school. The virtual exhibit will go live Monday, May 10 at 9 a.m. when it can be viewed at www.ggusd.us/departments/vapa.
GGUSD High Schools Celebrate 2021 College-Bound Seniors
Tuesday, May 4, 2021Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) high schools are celebrating their college-bound seniors this month with fun virtual and in-person College Signing Day events.
GGUSD Celebrates Four 2021 California Distinguished Schools
Friday, April 30, 2021La Quinta High School was recognized as a 2021 California Distinguished School in an announcement by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on April 27. This is in addition to Bell, Irvine and McGarvin intermediate schools that were named 2021 California Distinguished Schools in March.
GGUSD High Schools Recognized as America’s Best for 4th Consecutive Year
Thursday, April 29, 2021For the fourth year in a row, all seven of Garden Grove Unified School District’s (GGUSD) comprehensive high schools earned a spot on the U.S. News and World Report's elite rankings of America's Best High Schools.
GGUSD Hosts 2021 Virtual Roadmap to Success Event
Tuesday, April 20, 2021Garden Grove Unified School District invites students in sixth through twelfth grades and their families to its 2021 Virtual Roadmap to Success event on Thursday, April 22 via Zoom.
GGUSD Named Among Best in U.S. for Music Education
Wednesday, April 7, 2021Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) has received the 2021 Best Communities for Music Education Award for outstanding achievement in providing music access and education to all students.
GGUSD to Begin 5 Full Days of In-Person Instruction in the Fall
Friday, March 26, 2021We are happy to announce that all GGUSD schools will return to 5 full days of in-person instruction in the 2021-2022 school year. A “normal” 5-day schedule is possible due to updated K-12 Schools Guidance announced by the California Department of Public Health on March 20th, which altered the 4-6 feet of distance from the previous guidance of February 22.
GGUSD Employee Named Orange County Finalist for Classified Employee of the Year
Thursday, March 25, 2021Garden Grove Unified School District employee Rosie Tamayo, who serves as the Food Services Lead at Violette Elementary School, was named an Orange County Finalist for the Orange County Department of Education’s 2021 Classified Employee of the Year program.
Three Schools Named 2021 California Distinguished Schools
Friday, March 19, 2021Three Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) schools were recognized as 2021 California Distinguished Schools in an announcement by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on March 18. Bell, Irvine, and McGarvin intermediate schools were among only 11 schools in Orange County and just over 100 across the state to be receive the prestigious recognition. Schools are awarded for achieving exceptional student performance or closing the achievement gap.
GGUSD Board of Education to Host Virtual Choose Wellness Event
Wednesday, March 3, 2021Garden Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education invites families, intermediate and high school students and staff to attend its virtual Choose Wellness event on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM.
GGUSD Begins Preschool Registration for 2021-2022 School Year
Tuesday, March 2, 2021Garden Grove Unified School District has begun the preschool registration process for the 2021-2022 school year for both its free state preschool program and its fee-based program. Both programs focus on early literacy coupled with interactive play in a caring environment that prepares students for kindergarten.
GGUSD to Host Parent Preview for AP Music Theory Textbook Adoptions
Tuesday, March 2, 2021New AP Music Theory textbooks recommended for adoption and purchase by the Garden Grove Unified School District will be on public display from Monday March 1st through Friday April 16th (preview will not be available during the week of Spring Break from March 29th-April 2nd).
Pre-enrollment for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Begins February 17
Wednesday, February 17, 2021Pre-enrollment for Fall 2021/22 full-day transitional kindergarten and full-day kindergarten classes in the Garden Grove Unified School District begins Wednesday, February 17. Parents should pre-enroll online as early as possible at https://enroll.ggusd.us and contact their child’s home school for further assistance. Further information about the enrollment process is available at https://ggusd.us/parents/pre-enrollment-guide. All GGUSD elementary school offices will be closed throughout the summer and will resume enrollment when the offices reopen in the fall.
GGUSD Invites Applicants for Bond Oversight Committee
Wednesday, February 17, 2021The Garden Grove Unified School District is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the independent Bond Oversight Committee (BOC), tasked with overseeing lawful and appropriate expenditures of the district’s bond funds. The Committee meets several times each year to provide public scrutiny and accountability for use of funds from Measure A, the $250 million bond measure approved in 2010 and Measure P, the $311 million bond measure approved in November 2016.