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Principal's Message

The staff of Gidley School is committed to doing all it takes to ensure that all our students achieve academic success. We understand that each child's success is dependent upon everyone at our school working together (parents, teachers, staff and administration), with a common instructional focus and appropriate support, to ensure success for every child. For this reason, we continue working and planning collegially through our Professional Learning Communities/teams, which are focused on improving student learning and providing enrichment challenges for our students who are at and above grade level. We rely on assessment results with an emphasis on using data to gauge student learning and progress. Likewise, our instructional support staff is fully involved in classrooms and they work diligently to support our teachers and our students. Our support staff, custodial staff and office staff do their part to support student learning by making sure our campus is clean, our records are up-to-date, and our children have a safe and secure learning environment. Our parents play a crucial role in student success and they support that by joining one of our organizations such as our School Site Council (SSC), our English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). These parent groups have the opportunity to be involved in bringing new ideas and programs to our school.
Our students have the opportunity to enroll in our ASPIRE Program, which is an after-school homework assistance program that also offers enrichment and remediation services. We also offer our students opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and extend their learning through participation on our Science Olympiad Team, our school choir, our school band and our student leadership team.
At Gidley our motto is "Believe it and you will see it"...
We look forward in building a stronger school community this year and those that follow.
 

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Meal Distribution Schedule Change for Week of 1/18

The District and all its operations will be closed on Monday, January 18th in recognition of the Martin Luther King Holiday. This includes our meal distribution service. Please click headline for more details.
Internet Safety Workshop

Free Internet Safety Workshops

The Jeff Seymour Family Center will be hosting a virtual 2-part series that will focus on internet safety. The workshops will discuss the dangers of the internet and steps you can take to make technology safer for kids. The workshop dates are January 12th and 19th at 5pm. Click headlines for more details including free registration.
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Talking to Your Students About Violence

The violence in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, January 6th was watched by many through various news and media outlets. Your children may have questions or concerns. Remember that we are here to support you. Please contact your School Community Liaison or the Jeff Seymour Family Center if you need tips on communicating with your children, emergency needs, counseling, and health needs. You may call (626) 442-1354 for assistance.
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Special Education Parent Webinar & Meeting hosted by WSGV SELPA

The West San Gabriel Valley SELPA is hosting two meetings: Unique Learning System (ULS) Training Webinar - January 9, 2021 (9am - 10am) Community Advisory Committee Meeting - January 11, 2021 (6pm). The webinar is designed to offer parents ULS training to support parents and families. The meeting will feature a mini-training to help parents prepare for IEPs. Click headline for more details including meetings registration and links.