All posts by Jennifer Schultz

“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

Photo Day Mon Aug 12
9:00 AM-3:00 PM

PHOTO DAY for returning 10th-12th Grade students is this Monday Aug 12 from 9am-3pm. Students will have their school photos taken for their ID cards according to this schedule:

Sophomore (10th Grade) Class: 9:00-11:00 AM
Last Name A-L arrive between 9:00-10:00 AM
Last Name M-Z arrive between 10:00-11:00 AM

Junior (11th Grade) Class: 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
Last Name A-L arrive between 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Last Name M-Z arrive between 12:00–1:00 PM

Senior (12th Grade) Class: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Last Name A-L arrive between 1:00–2:00 PM
Last Name M-Z arrive between 2:00–3:00 PM

Note: Freshman and new students had their photos taken as part of Freshman/New Student Orientation last Friday, but if you missed orientation, you can have your picture taken on Monday.

Welcome Back to School from the Gunn PTSA

The Gunn PTSA Executive Board invites all new and returning Gunn families to read this Back-to-School Welcome Letter (also in Chinese and Spanish) which explains how to stay connected to Gunn throughout the coming year, and how you’ll benefit from getting involved with our fabulous school community!

New families are also encouraged to read Gunn 101 (2019-2020 103k pdf ), a parent guide with important information about:

  • Signing up for the weekly eNews (Gunn Connection) and Gunn Online Directory (uptous)
  • Finding a Parent Network Group for your student’s grade
  • Joining the Gunn Parent Facebook Group
  • Setting up Infinite Campus and Schoology Accounts
  • Transportation To and From Gunn
  • Student Athletics
  • Gunn Chromebook Program and SAC Store
  • Volunteering at Gunn
  • Gunn Sources of Funding
  • Additional Parent Resources

Gunn Back-to-School Packet is going ONLINE!

The Gunn Back-to-School Packet will be online this year, giving you the option to fill out all forms online and pay for items/make donations by credit card. Printed packets will not be mailed this year.

You will receive an email in advance of the August 5th Back-to-School Packet opening date, giving instructions on how to find it. You can also find the link on both the Gunn and Gunn PTSA websites August 5th.

Prefer a printed Back-to-School Packet or to pay by check or cash? You will be able to download a pdf of the Back-to-School Packet, print the pages you need and return them to Gunn. Alternatively a few packets will be made available for pick-up at the Gunn front office.

Going online will save Gunn and the PTSA over $6,000 in mailing costs, 75,000 sheets of paper, and over 500 person hours!