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Dear Glendora Community,

The governor, the state superintendent of public instruction, and the Los Angeles County superintendent of schools have made it clear that the safest place to be is home during the COVID-19 pandemic and have called for school district closures. With that in mind, our campuses, as well as others statewide, will remain physically closed for the remainder of the academic school year. As we complete our first week of Distance Learning in Glendora, I want to assure you that the well being of our students, staff, families, and community remains at the forefront of every decision. 

As disappointed as we all are with these circumstances, while campuses are closed, school is still in session and instruction will continue. Remote learning is a new experience and we are all learning during this time. Whether learning how to navigate the Google Classroom platform or how to avoid cabin fever, we recognize the many and varied challenges surrounding us these days. To assist with learning, we have added links to the student and parent Aeries portals that might help at home. We are enhancing and adding to these resources on an ongoing basis. 


Thank you to our teachers, staff, and students who are demonstrating amazing creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to strengthen remote learning. Thank you also to the remarkable parents and caregivers at home for your responsiveness. Support, caring, and love for students, teachers, and families has been evident in so many ways via social media and other venues.

If you have any questions about assignments, please contact your child’s teacher(s). If you have additional questions in general about the school your child attends, please contact the principal/administrator via email. While our campuses are closed, we continue to work remotely and will respond in a timely fashion. School is in session and all teachers should have made contact with your child via a virtual platform. It is important for students to connect with his/her teachers and classmates daily. We need to keep our lines of communication and collaboration open. 


I am proud of how our students, staff, and community have come together and found creative solutions to such a rapidly evolving, unprecedented challenge. I am encouraged that by working together we will rise to the challenge. 


Below my email signature are additional resources and info. for your review and consideration. For all the latest updates, follow @GlendoraUnified on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and visit www.glendoraunified.org/covid


Best regards and good health to you and your family, 

             Rob Voors, Ed.D
Additional Resources and Info.
Mental Health Assistance: We recognize these uncertain times put additional stress on families. If your family or a child is struggling and additional resources are needed, GUSD has partnered with CareSolace to help provide those supports. The direct link is provided https://caresolace.com/site/glendoraparents/
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams: AP exams are still planned, but reformatted as online, 45- minute, free-response exams designed for students to take from home. Students have the option of attending free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers across the country. Course-specific information may be found on CollegeBoard at https://www.collegeboard.org/ There will be two exam dates made available to accommodate students who want to take the test earlier while information learned in school is still fresh. Anyone who has already paid for an exam may cancel for a full refund if they choose to no longer take the exam.
University of California Admission Requirements: The University of California is temporarily easing admission requirements due to the abrupt coronavirus closure of high schools. The UC Board of Regents approved several short-term measures on Tuesday night to make it easier for students applying for the fall semester “and future years as applicable,” including suspending certain GPA requirements at the high school level.
  • California applicants typically must have a 3.0 GPA in “A-G” courses. Out-of-state applicants must have a 3.4 GPA. UC is suspending its letter grade requirement for A-G courses taken in winter, spring and summer this year because some schools have changed their grading policies to “pass/fail."
  • UC will also suspend SAT or ACT requirements for students who will apply for 2021 admission. The U.S. Department of Education has waived federal testing requirements in response to mass school closures brought on by the pandemic. Many applicants take those tests in the spring of their junior year in high school.
  • “The COVID-19 outbreak is a disaster of historic proportions disrupting every aspect of our lives, including education for high school students, among others,” UC President Janet Napolitano said in a statement. “The university’s flexibility at this crucial time will ensure prospective students aiming for UC get a full and fair shot, no matter their current challenges.”

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