Friday, September 30, 2016

What's New in GUHSD

Grossmont High’s New Student Support Services and Art Classroom Buildings

A ribbon cutting ceremony marks the completion of  new facilities at Grossmont High
On Wednesday, September 28, we held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the new student support services and arts classroom buildings at Grossmont High School. Elected officials and community stakeholders joined students and staff for the event.

These new buildings provide modern classrooms and offices to support our award-winning Associated Student Body, Art Department and Student Support Services.

The new art building is a modern two-story building housing our art department in three classrooms – one for photography and digital design, one for 2-D art, and one for 3-D art (clay and metal). Two other rooms in the art building include a classroom that supports the school’s special education transition program and the other room is used by the Associated Student Body, the finance office, and a student store.

The new student support services building is a two-story modern facility that is now home to the school’s Administrative Offices, Counseling Department, College and Career Center, and the Grossmont Resource Center.

Extensive site work included additional parking, new accessible pathways and a revamped bus drop-off area, new site lighting and security cameras for improved safety and a new ADA restroom building to support the student population during the day and stadium events after hours.

I thank our taxpayers, board members and district staff who support our efforts to provide quality instruction and modern facilities for our students. These new student support services and arts classroom buildings at Grossmont High School are a part of the Proposition U bond, passed in November 2008 by East County voters.

More detailed information on the project is available here.

Upcoming District Events . . .

GOT PLANS? Career & College Fair on Oct. 8

The East County Education Alliance is hosting the thirteenth annual Got Plans? Career & College Fair for high school students and parents on Saturday, October 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Cuyamaca College at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in El Cajon.

At the event, students and parents will be able to interact with admissions representatives from public and private universities, community colleges, vocational schools, and the military.

Free workshops will be presented on topics including financial aid and career opportunities. Additional information will be available regarding NCAA eligibility for student-athletes, updates and changes to the SAT and ACT tests, transfer options and more.

Admission to the fair is free and open to the public.

Save the Date: Building Rededication & Open House at Valhalla on Oct. 11

The Grossmont Union High School District is hosting a Building Rededication and Open House for Valhalla High School's Modernized Main Building and Theater on Tuesday, October 11. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m., followed by tours of the facility from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. More information is available here.

Save the Date: Parent Safety Forum on Oct. 27

East County school districts are partnering with local law enforcement and the San Diego County Office of Education to host a Parent Safety Forum on October 27, 2016, at Greenfield Middle School, 1495 Greenfield Drive in El Cajon. Presentations will begin at 6:00 p.m. Food trucks will be available from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Topics discussed in brief presentations include School Safety Procedures, Internet Safety, Current Drug Trends, and Pedestrian Safety.

There will also be representatives from various community agencies to provide information to parents.

Childcare and translation services will be available.

We hope to see you there!

Dr. Tim Glover