Greetings Proud Panthers & Welcome Back to Gardena!
Our first day of school is Friday, August 12 and all students will receive their course schedule on the first day. Please read the Principal's Opening Letter, review the GHS Calendar 2022-2023 and Bell Schedules, and visit the school website regularly for recent news, announcements, and upcoming events and read the Welcome Back to Gardena Bulletin.
As we prepare for the first day of instruction on Friday, August 12, our school will distribute two, free, rapid antigen tests kits during orientation on August 3 and 4 or for pick up on August 11 only. We strongly encourage you to test. If negative, no action is needed. If positive, stay at home, make a plan for care, and upload the positive result to dailypass.lausd.net as soon as possible. For assistance please contact Family Help Desk at 213-443-1300, Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Quick Look
8/3: Orientation & Gear Up for Freshmen, 9:00 a.m. & Sophomores, 11:00 a.m.
8/4: Orientation for Juniors, 9:00 a.m. & Seniors, 11:00 a.m.
8/12: First Day of Instruction
Check out our NEW Engineering and Medical Emergency courses starting next school year and our partnership with Project Lead the Way and Linked Learning.
Attendance Matters! Every Day Counts!
Students on-time to school and on-time to class, earning an average grade of C or better, and satisfactory to excellent cooperation will remain eligible for activities and athletics. In addition, a grade of C or better in all classes allows you to be eligible to apply for a California State or University College. Attendance matters, every day counts.
LAUSD 2022-26 Strategic Plan: Ready for the World!
For the next four years, Los Angeles Unified will focus on a singular goal: ensure ALL our students graduate READY FOR THE WORLD – to thrive in college, career, and life. This Strategic Plan represents a promise to our entire Los Angeles Unified community that we will achieve this goal. With this plan, we are establishing a new, inspiring vision on how we can improve student achievement and close opportunity gaps. We believe that by outlining a singular goal, and a vision for achieving this goal, we can ensure that everyone who is a part of Los Angeles Unified will be able to support and uplift our district together.
Only those who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or who have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive, will be required to test as of June 13. Masking strongly recommended, but not required as of March 23. Daily Pass health check will continue.
All staff and students are strongly recommended to wear a mask and required to follow the Safe Steps to Safe Schools. Register for the Parent Portal to monitor student attendance, grades, and update emergency information. Visit the school website gardenashs.org regularly for upcoming events, recent news, acknowledgements, and information including the 2022-2023 bell schedules. Lastly, COVID Testing and free COVID vaccinations are available for students by appointment. New to Gardena? Click here. Visitor? Click Campus Access & Visitor Policies.