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Back to School 2024-25

Welcome to the 2024-25 school year. This page provides important information about the upcoming school year, provides resources and can answer questions about our schools, programs, and community.  On behalf of our staff members, welcome to GUSD.  Big dreams start here!

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 21, 2024.*




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Register to Volunteer

Anyone who wishes to volunteer at GUSD schools must complete a the volunteer certification process.  Start the process.  

Volunteers who have already been certified by GUSD must complete an annual recertification process. These volunteers who need to recertify with GUSD will receive an email notification with link to login to TalentED/PowerSchool Records. Volunteer Recertification is three tasks:

  1. Update/ verify personal information
  2. Submit Self-Declaration statement
  3. Complete Keenan Safe Schools mandated child abuse prevention training course.

There is no need to complete the volunteer interest form again. 

Note: parents who wish to serve as a volunteer driver for GUSD must be certified as a volunteer and complete additional certification steps.  

Immunization Requirements

By law, children in California are required to receive certain immunizations in order to attend public and private elementary and secondary schools. Schools are required to enforce immunization requirements, maintain records of all children enrolled, and submit reports. Learn more.

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Important Dates

  • Aug. 8: First day of school for GECA only.*
  • Aug. 21: First day of school.
  • Sept. 2: No school. Labor Day.
  • Oct. 11: No school for all students. Staff development.
  • Nov. 11: No school. Veteran's Day observed.
  • Nov. 25-29: No school. Thanksgiving break.
  • Dec. 20-Jan. 3: No school. Winter break.
  • Jan. 20: No school. Martin Luther King holiday.
  • Jan. 24: No school for all students. Staff development.
  • Feb. 17-21: No school. February break.
  • Apr. 7-11: No school. Spring break.
  • May 23: Minimum day for all students.
  • May 26: No school. Memorial Day.
  • June 13: Last day of school.  

Information about schedule changes for individual school sites will be communicated by the school.  

Note: GECA has a different instructional calendar that other GUSD schools.  View it here.

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