Glendora Unified leads as one of the only districts in East San Gabriel Valley to reopen

Glendora Unified School District is thrilled to officially welcome students back to in-person classroom instruction.

Adhering to the guidelines issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, our TK- 2nd grade students will have fully returned in staggered cohorts as of March 4, 2021. This is to ensure students can come back to school, while effectively social distancing. The first cohort of students returned February 18th, with students in 3rd-5th grade and our secondary schools expected to return in the upcoming weeks.

To ensure compliance with reopening, the district has taken every measure to safely welcome students back in the classroom. Hand sanitizing stations are placed in each classroom and throughout all campuses, high-contact surfaces are frequently cleaned, and parents are to fill out a COVID-screening questionnaire prior to their child’s arrival to school. Upon arrival, students’ temperatures are checked with new state-of-the-art mounted no-contact thermometers. GUSD was able to place the temperature scanners in each classroom thanks to a $44,000 donation from an anonymous donor.

“The Board of Trustees and I are so proud of our Glendora family of teachers, administrators, and support staff, who have worked tirelessly all fall to prepare our schools so we were able to come back the moment we were permitted to do so by the county. Our children belong in classrooms, and it has been so thrilling to see them interacting with each other and their teachers over the last few weeks since our return. It is so heartwarming to see them happily and actively participating in vital hands-on activities like science labs, crafts, coloring, and outdoor play-  away from their computer screens”, says district Superintendent Dr. Penelope A. DeLeon.

For more information about Glendora Unified School District’s effort to safely return students back to campus or to schedule an interview, please contact Alexis Thrower.

Contact: Alexis Thrower, Director of Communications
Phone: 626.963.1611 ext. 1207

The Glendora Unified School District equips our students with knowledge, skills, and character to succeed in college, career, and life in an ever-changing global society.



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