Upcoming Events

School Board Forum Co-hosted with the League of Women Voters 

Thurs. Oct 8, 6:30-8:30 PM – League-sponsored candidate forum.  The Zoom link will be posted on our Candidate Forum web page or School Board Forum registration page.

Elementary School Board Candidate Forum

Wed. Oct.14th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. For questions contact: council@paloaltopta.org The link will be sent through UptoUs.

School Board Candidate Forum on Educational Equity & Access: the Achievement Gap and Special Education

Sat. Oct 17, 3:00-5:00 PM –This event is jointly sponsored by PTA Council (PTAC), Palo Alto Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC), the Latino Parent Network (LPN), and Parent Advocates for Student Success (PASS). For questions, contact paloaltocac@gmail.com or council@paloaltopta.org. The link will be sent through Uptous.

School Board Forum on Secondary Education (past event)

Thurs. Sept 24, 7:00-8:30 PM Live stream: https://youtu.be/qoHDNY4FG7Y The PTA is nonpartisan and does not endorse any political party or candidate. Moderated by students from the Paly and Gunn Speech and Debate Clubs.  Questions:  council@paloaltopta.org 

“Backstage with the Superintendent” recording can be found HERE.
Audio Recording of 9th Grade Parent Meeting with Lisa Hall

Many thanks to Lisa Hall, Gunn Student Activities Director, for sharing her time with the 9th Grade Parents — and to Elizabeth Lam for moderating, and the 80+ 9th grade parents who attended. The audio recording is available here:  9thGradePNMeeting-LisaHall.m4a

Gunn Schedules and Information

Updated Bell Schedule: The Gunn Bell Schedule was changed to allow for morning announcement time. School now ends at 3:05pm instead of 3pm Tuesday–Friday. View the Bell Schedule here

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Updated textbook pickup schedule
Textbook pick up instructions
Meal pick up information
PAUSD Calendar

Online Events with the Principal
Freshman Parents from 8/6 – click here for the replay
Sophomore Parents from 8/10 – click here for the replay
Junior Parents from 8/11 – click here for the replay
Senior Parents from 8/12 – click here for the replay
Town Hall with SEC from 8/14 – click here for the replay


Family Wellness Resources

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:

If you have a serious and immediate concern regarding a student, yourself, or a friend, please call 9-1-1 or PAPD at 650-329-2413 and request a C.I.T. (Crisis Intervention Team) officer to assist you. 

Emergency support is also available through the following providers:

  • Santa Clara County Uplift Families First 24-hour Crisis Line: (408) 379-9085
  • Crisis Text Line:  text word “START” to 741-741 to text the suicide hotline
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

In addition, PAUSD has contracted with Caresolace to make it easier for you to find a local provider who is available to help. They contract with your insurance or on a sliding scale.

Last but not least, we encourage you to connect with friends and neighbors, have meaningful conversations, and support each other!

If you have any non-urgent questions, please feel free to contact the PTA Health and Wellness Chair at health-wellness@gunnpta.org.

PTSA Executive Board Approved for 2020-21

Many thanks to those who attended our last PTSA General Assembly Zoom conference on April 16. Our PTSA Executive Board for 2020-21 has been approved as follows:

  • President — Kimberly Eng Lee
  • Executive Vice President — Lili Nova-Roessig
  • VP Community Activities — Jackie Liang
  • Co-VP Community Activities — David and Grace Downer
  • VP Ways & Means — Audrey Gold
  • VP Communications — Jen Schultz
  • Co-VP Communications — Eva Dobrov
  • Secretary — Karen Shuler
  • Treasurer — Pilar Hsue
  • Auditor — Karrie Chen
  • Historian — Claire Kirner

PTSA General Meeting 4/16

PTSA General Meeting Thurs, April 16, 6:30-7:45pm – Please join us via Zoom conference for updates from Superintendent Don Austin and Principal Kathie Laurence. We will send a Zoom link via UptoUs prior to the meeting.

We will also vote to approve the slate for next year’s Gunn PTSA Executive Board as follows:

  • President — Kimberly Eng Lee
  • Executive Vice President — Lili Nova-Roessig
  • VP Community Activities — Jackie Liang
  • Co-VP Community Activities — David and Grace Downer
  • VP Ways & Means — Audrey Gold
  • VP Communications — Jen Schultz
  • Co-VP Communications — Eva Dobrov
  • Secretary — Karen Shuler
  • Treasurer — Pilar Hsue
  • Auditor — Karrie Chen
  • Historian — Claire Kirner