News & Info

1 Palo Alto Is a Call to Action to Our Community and Parent Volunteers —“Together, Schools Stay Open”

The latest COVID surge has impacted schools across the country creating challenges to remain open. Beyond classroom substitutes, PAUSD will need assistance addressing the needs when our support staff is impacted. To manage volunteers efficiently, volunteer requests will go out on a weekly basis starting Sunday, January 23rd on Konstella and Parent Square. For the immediate weeks, please sign-up Here or on this Gunn-specific volunteer google form. Click Here to see more about PAUSD 1 Together.

Start 2022 by Joining Gunn HS PTSA 

A hallmark of Gunn High School is the strength of its community and the vibrant connection between staff, students and parents. The high level of membership participation in Gunn PTSA demonstrates one important measure of this strength. Your membership supports the programs and projects of the Gunn PTSA, strengthens the PTSA voice of advocacy at the policy level, and makes you a part of a national effort to improve the education, health and welfare of our children, youth and families. PTSA membership costs $8 per member. If you haven’t done so, please join the PTSA to benefit the Gunn community and children across the nation. 

Student Wellness Town Hall & PTSA General Assoc. Meeting Thur, Jan 20, 5 PM Via Zoom

Please join PTSA & Gunn HS for a Town Hall and PTSA association meeting. We will start with a Town Hall to present the results of the student wellness survey, what the staff has been working on in response to the results, and how parents can better assist their students. The student wellness survey was a check-in about academics, stress, homework, and more. The Town Hall will start at 5pm. The PTSA association meeting will start after the Town Hall and cover nominating committee, financials, budget adjustments and officer/event updates. We hope to see you there! The Zoom link will be sent out via Konstella earlier that week.

PTSA Announces Approved Grants for Student-led Grants

The second round of Student-led grant applications are due January 28th. See more detailed information and the application here.

Grants Fall 2021

  • Best Buddies Club for community building
  • Chariot Magazine for printing costs
  • eSports Club for prizes
  • Math Club Competition for prizes
  • Helios Magazine for printing the inaugural issue
  • Gunn Hacks 8.0 for food for the event 
  • Jr & Frosh Classes to purchase a screen and projector for movie nights. Other classes and groups may ask to borrow the equipment.
  • Garden Club for seeds, gloves and soil for the school garden
  • Bike Club for bike tools and parts to repair student bikes

Information from Fall Semester 2021

Back-to-School Online Link The packet contains important information about the school and the many organizations on campus, how to join the PTSA, and opportunities to donate to Gunn school, Gunn PTSA, and PiE.

See the Back-to-School Welcome Letter for new and returning Gunn families from the Gunn PTSA Executive Board.

See Principal Wendy Stratton’s Welcome Back Letter for Parents 2021-2022

Getting to Gunn HS 

Please refer to the school website for more information on walking or biking maps, bus schedules and driving (parking or dropping off). There is construction on the Gunn High School parking lot. Please refer to the Principal’s letter or school website for the most up-to-date information related to the construction and how it may affect driving into and out of the main parking lot. Parking Permits for Seniors only: click for info here.

Other Info

Vaccines4Teens: In the Spring, the Gunn PTSA awarded a grant to a student-led project for the printing and translation of a brochure to educate the Gunn community on the importance of the Covid-19 Vaccine. We are pleased to announce that it has gone live: Please visit vaccines4teens.org

Konstella is the new Parent Communications Platform. PAUSD will only give us your information if you answered “YES”, and you will be included in Konstella, and start receiving messages from PTSA. Subsequently you can also register on Konstella with the email id that you provided on Infinite Campus. If you said NO or do not remember your choice in Infinite Campus, please email vpcommunications@gunnpta.org with the email ID with which you would like to join, your and your child’s full name and grade.