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Gunn Back-to-School Social

Wednesday, September 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Gunn Amphitheater
RSVP for Gunn’s 2nd annual Back-to-School Picnic and Social! The Food Trucks will be: Crepes & Waffles, MoBowl, the Oaxacan Kitchen, and Mister Softee. The Gunn Wind Ensemble be playing. Join the fun! Gunn students, families, staff, and alumni are all invited. Bring a picnic or a few bucks to buy dinner or dessert. RSVP at See you there!

Gunn Events this Week


Meet at 6:00 PM in the outdoor amphitheater. Have your child fill in his/her schedule (available on Infinite Campus) ahead of time, and bring the completed schedule and a flashlight. This is a great opportunity to meet all your child’s teachers! (Reminder: This is not the time for individual conferences about your child. Instead, please email your child’s counselor or teacher — see the staff directory at — to arrange an appointment for discussing specific concerns.)

Back to School Night Schedule:
Principal’s Introduction in the Amphitheater: 6:00-6:15 pm
Zero, H Period, or SELF: 6:25-6:35 pm
Period A: 6:45-6:55 pm
Period B: 7:05-7:15 pm
Period C: 7:25-7:35 pm
Period D: 7:45-7:55 pm
Period E: 8:05-8:15 pm
Period F: 8:25-8:35 pm
Period G: 8:45-8:55 pm



Schedule of events and classes this Friday:
Period C: “Run, Hide, Defend” Lockdown and Lesson (8:25-9:25)
Period D: Evacuation Drill (9:35-10:25)
Brunch (10:25-10:40)
Period E: Student Handbook (10:40 – 11:25)
Period F: Digital Citizenship lesson (11:35 – 12:20)
Period G: Data Collection (12:30 – 1:00)

This Week at Gunn

Gunn Sports Info Night
Tuesday 8/20 at 6:30 p.m., Titan Gym
Parents and athletes welcome. Learn about the Gunn Sports program including clearances necessary to play sports and Sports Boosters. Q&A will follow. This meeting will be repeated in the Spring for the spring sports.

Principal’s Coffee
Friday 8/23, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Staff Lounge
Principal’s Coffee Gunn parents are invited for the first Principal’s Coffee of the year this Friday August 23 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the Staff Lounge. Come connect with parents and ask questions. Gunn Principal Kathie Laurence will talk and give a Q&A starting at 8:45 a.m. Remember to check in at the front office. No parking passes needed this time. Coffee will be served. 

Back-to-School Packet
Thank you to everyone who completed their Gunn Back-to-School packet. Gunn is the first school in PAUSD to go online and we hope it was a smooth process for you. There is still time to complete your packet if you haven’t had a chance. Visit the Gunn Online Back-to-School Packet to fill out forms, view important school information, learn about the many programs and boosters and provide financial support to ensure their successful continuation. You may pay for items and donations by credit card or PayPal. Please complete the entire packet so you don’t miss anything. Note: If you prefer to pay by check or cash, please download the PDF of the Back-to-School Packet on the Gunn Website. In addition, printed packets are available in the Gunn Front Office for those who prefer paper. Please return the completed printed forms to the office. Thank you for supporting Gunn High School!

“The G” and TBN

Did you know that you can watch a live stream of “The G,” Gunn’s live morning announcements show, every morning (Mon-Fri) at 8:25am?

Or read the Daily Bulletin (a written version of the announcements) the on the Gunn High School web site?

Enjoy watching, reading, and listening to news through students’ eyes! Titan Broadcast Network (“TBN”) is the Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism Program at Gunn High School, which includes a daily live broadcast (“The G”), a podcast (“Gunn Radio”), and a photojournalism within Instagram and Social Media presence.

This Week at Gunn

The First Day of School is Tuesday Aug 13! The first bell rings at 8:25AM and school ends at 2:55PM every day this week. (This is an alternate schedule due to the 4-day week.) In future please check the school calendar in the lower right corner of the Gunn High School website main page for changes to the regular daily schedule.

Final Class Schedules: Returning students, please be sure to check Infinite Campus for your final schedule Monday Aug 12 after 5:00pm since there may still be changes up until that time. (If you are not able to access the student portal, it may be because your Annual Data Update (ADU) has not yet been completed. Parents/Guardians, please check your email (July 31) for instructions for completing the ADU.)

The First Dance of the year is this Friday, Aug 16 from 7-10pm. The theme is “A Golden Night.” Wear Black and Gold and come to the Quad (next to the Student Activities Center) at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $5 with CURRENT GUNN ID and are only available at the door.  No Guests for the first dance, and please leave all food and liquids at home or they will be confiscated.

Questions?  Call the main office at 650-254-8200. If you aren’t able to get your question answered immediately by our wonderful but extremely busy Gunn administrative staff, try joining and posting to the Gunn High School Parent Facebook Group(You must be a Gunn parent/guardian of a current Gunn student to join.) The group is moderated by Gunn PTSA volunteers and follows the PTA communication guidelines.

Have a great first week!
The Gunn PTSA