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    Important Notice:

    GUSD Board Meeting on November 12, 2020.

    This is a regular GUSD Board meeting, starting at 5pm and ending at 9pm.

    Please find the Zoom link below: 

    November 12, GUSD Board Meeting

    Please find the Board Agenda Below:

    GUSD Board Agenda November 12, 2020

    Please find the Hillcrest Heat Mitigation Proposal below:

    Hillcrest Heat Mitigation Project Proposal

    GUSD Parent Update

    Subject: Updates on GUSD Opening Plans

      As you know, Governor Gavin Newsom announced on July 17th the requirement for schools in all counties in California that are on the COVID-19 watch list to provide distance learning instruction only. Sonoma County is on the list of California counties that are being watched due to current COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, and the availability of ICU beds and ventilators. This means that GUSD will open the 2020/2021 school year with distance learning for all students.

    The full message can be viewed at the following link:

    GUSD Parent Update - 8_7_2020

    Parent Updates & Monday Message

    Gravenstein Union School District Employment Opportunity: Posted 08-27-2020 

    GUSD is hiring Substitutes for the positions of Classified Instructional Assistant/Daycare Assistant 

    If you are interested in this substitute position, please submit your Classified Employment Application to the GUSD District Office at 3840 Twig Ave. Sebastopol CA 95472.


    Follow the latest news and information in our weekly bulletin!

    Monday Message 11-23-2020

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    District Calendar


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    District Overview

    Gravenstein Union School District is a Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade school district with an enrollment of approximately 750 students. The district is located in the southeast rural section of Sebastopol in West Sonoma County.  Approximately 65% of the students attending our schools live outside of the original district boundaries. There are four schools in the district. Gravenstein School is a K-5 charter school with the exception of some first grade classes (called Gravenstein First School). Hillcrest Middle School is a 6th - 8th grade charter middle school; the district also has a Community Day School.

    Gravenstein and Hillcrest's location reflect the rural nature of the community. The relatively small enrollment at each site, excellent staff and very involved parents have worked together to establish a student body that has achieved some of the highest California state test scores in Sonoma County for the last 15 years.

    We are extremely proud of our "ENRICH! For All" program, a K-8 magnet program which includes drama, STEM, sports education, music and choir, maker lab, and many more classes designed to push our students to new heights!