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Upcoming Events

Workshop on Special Education Rights During COVID-19 Distance Learning

Sat. Oct 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM — This workshop covers the basics of special education in the IEP process including some solutions and suggestions during COVID-19 Distance Learning. There will be a discussion about IEP goals, accommodations and parental rights, and a Q & A session during this workshop. Organized by Palo Alto CAC (, presented by a Senior Advocate, Vanessa Ochoa of Disability Right California, and co-sponsored by PTAC. Click here for Zoom link

Dine Out for Gunn Foundation

Tue. Oct 27, All Day at Gott’s Town & Country — Dine there or take home: Order online: (

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Drive Thru and Parade for Elementary Families
Click on Image to Register for this Event

Saturday, October 31st (various times between 12-8pm) Gunn Parking Lot Gunn’s YCS-Interact (Youth Community Service Club), Gunn SEC (Student Executive Council) and Gunn PTSA are co-hosting a Drive Thru Trunk-or-Treat and Parade for elementary school children in our community. We need Gunn parents’ to help with volunteer check-in, social-distancing supervision, and traffic control — Please sign up here if you can help! County and District health and safety guidelines will be strictly enforced. Gunn students who want to volunteer for decorating cars, the campus, helping with treats, and greeting guests should look for a Schoology message from Lisa Hall/SEC to sign up. Only pre-registered volunteers will be allowed on-campus. Register HERE! For questions, contact or

Past Events

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

Sat. Oct 17, 3:00 – 5:00 PM — This event was 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 or

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

From Thurs. Oct 8, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Watch the recording on the Candidate Forum web page

Elementary School Board Candidate Forum

From Wed. Oct.14th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Email for recording 

School Board Forum on Secondary Education

View the recording of this candidate forum here The PTA is nonpartisan and does not endorse any political party or candidate. This event was moderated by students from the Paly and Gunn Speech and Debate Clubs.  Questions: 

“Backstage with the Superintendent” recording can be found HERE.

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
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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