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!

Important Back to School Dates

Mon 8/5: Online Back-to-School Packets are available.

Mon 8/5, 6:00pm: Student schedules released on Infinite Campus.

Tues-Wed 8/6-7: Students can correct errors in their schedules in the new P building. Questions? Call 650-354-8200.

Fri 8/9, 3:30–7:00pm (3:30pm Registration, 4:00pm Start): Freshmen & New Student Orientation in front of Spangenberg Theatre. Students will have their photos taken, receive a paper copy of their schedule, and meet with their Titan group. Pizza will be served at 6:30pm. (Please note: Freshman and new students do NOT also need to come to school on Monday 8/12.)

Fri 8/9, 5:45-6:45pm: Parent Meeting for Incoming Freshmen & New Students in Spangenberg Theatre. At 7:00 pm parents can pick up their students.

Mon 8/12, 9:00am–3:30pm: Photo Day for all students (besides freshman and new students) in Bow Gym.
ALL students are REQUIRED to have a school photo taken for their Gunn ID card.

Tue 8/13, 8:25 am–2:35 pm: First Day of School!

Wed 8/14: Photo Make-up Day for students who missed having their picture taken on Aug 9 or 12.

Fri 8/16, 7:00pm: Welcome Back Dance

Fri 8/23, 8:30-10:00am: Principal’s Coffee — Principal Kathie Lawrence will welcome the Gunn community.

Thur 8/29, 6:00pm: Back-to-School Night. Meet your student’s teachers! Bring a flashlight and your student’s schedule. (Please note: This event is for parents, not students.)

Fri 8/30, 8:30-10:00am: Freshman Parent Network meeting in the Gunn Staff Lounge.

Wed 9/4, 6:00pm: Back-to-School Social hosted by the Gunn Foundation. All are welcome. Come reconnect with old friends and make new ones! Food trucks will be available for purchasing dinner.

End of year help needed

The school needs some extra help at the end of the year.

Please sign up to help serve snacks during finals here, Thursday 5/30 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

Help with Senior Picnic and Grad Night here. Wednesday 5/29 many shifts through the day for Senior Picnic, and Thursday 5/30 for Grad Night also many shifts through the day/night.

Help stack returned textbooks in the Library. Many shifts starting 8:00 am Tuesday 5/28 through Friday 5/31.

Lastly, please join us for a Thank You Celebration for Volunteers this year at Indo Restaurant 3295 El Camino Real, Tuesday 5/28 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Please rsvp here.