Gregg Anderson Academy

 

20-21 GAA Summer School Updates 

We are very pleased to offer a one-week long summer enrichment program for our Gregg Anderson Academy students.  Our program will run from Monday June 14 through Friday June 18, from 7:45 am to 11:45 am.  Students will be receiving a recess break and a grab-n-go lunch to take home.  At this time, our specific GAA enrichment courses are only available to all current Kinder, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade general education students.  If you are interested in viewing summer enrichment programs that are being offered by our sister elementary schools within the district, please check their school websites beginning on Monday May 17th for more information.  Enrollment for our enrichment program will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.  There is a limited amount of seats available, so if you are interested please complete the Summer School enrollment form for your child  as soon as possible.  The deadline to enroll if you are interested in Tuesday May 25th, however if spots fill up prior to that date, we will close the enrollment window.  Please see the course descriptions and the summer school enrollment link below:

 

Course Description

 

Enrichment Application
 

Announcements

Many of our schools will be holding Kinder Kamp for entering kindergarten students. Please check the website of your child’s school for more specific information about this program. Registration for next school year is still underway. If you need to register a child who will be new to our district, all registration is available on line.

Wow! We have actually completed the 2020-21 school year amongst unimaginable changes to how schools operate during the pandemic. We are looking forward to seeing what adjustments will be made on June 15th when California reopens. The patience and cooperation of you and your students have made the necessary changes possible, but we are sure looking toward a return to school as it was pre-COVID when summer break ends on August 4, 2021!

Registration is currently underway for our students and be completed online. Congratulations to our 8th grade students who are being promoted to high school. We have appreciated being part of your elementary school journey! Best of luck in high school.

These past few months have been busy as we’ve welcomed back students of in-person learning.  Initially we anticipated that all the students who’d chosen hybrid learning would return when LACDPH allowed reopening, many families preferred to remain on distance learning for the remainder of this school year.  Though this change resulted in some teacher changes, we were able to accommodate the choices of most families, and I thank our staff for their tireless efforts to make those changes possible.  We are pleased to have students back on campus and have appreciated all of your support and cooperation in making this transition.

In this article:

- DELAC Meeting May 14th at 10:00

- Superintendent's Advisory May 25th at 12:15

- Middle School Promotion Ceremonies in June

- Year Long Distance Learning for 2021-22

- 2021-2022 School Year Enrollment and Transfers

- Board of Trustee meeting May 4th and 18th at 6:00 PM - watch via YouTube!

- Honoring Service of Teachers (May 4th), Classified employees (May 18th), Management (June 8)

- Valley View and Greg Anderson Academy become WASC Accredited! 

At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees last night, Memoranda of Understanding with Westside Union Teachers Association were approved, paving the way for the special needs students to return effective Monday, April 19th. Also, the Board of Trustees approved the use of the NWEA as the annual assessment for our students this year.  Our students will have completed 3 administrations of this assessment to measure their academic progress throughout the year, allowing the Board to waive administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for the 2020-21 school year.

Reopening Protocols and Plans

Gregg Anderson Academy opened August 9, 2012. The school is part of the Westside Union School District located in the northern section of Los Angeles County, specifically the Antelope Valley. The school serves K-6 education students both in general and special education. Gregg Anderson Academy is a school of choice. Students selected to attend the school were chosen through a lottery. Uniforms are mandatory. All classrooms have state of the art technology with a Smartboard in every classroom. Gregg Anderson Academy is the home of the Aviators, where students soar to new heights. Our mission is to create an environment that ensures successful learning for all students through utilization of STEM and AVID strategies. With these strategies we encourage our students to be innovators, inventors, logical thinkers, and problem solvers. Our students will become contributors to their community, now, and in the future.

Calendar

News

The Palmdale General Plan Update continues! The City of Palmdale is seeking community input on their preferred land use alternative and General Plan Land Use map, which is the blueprint for land uses across Palmdale. A survey is available online at https://Palmdale2045.org and a live presentation with questions and answers will be held virtually on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Read more about Envision Palmdale 2045, a complete community

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health is adopting a staged approach, supported by science and public health expertise, to enable schools serving students from kindergarten through Grade 12 to reopen safely.

Please note: This document may be updated as new information and resources become available. Go to http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/ for updates to this document.


Read more about County of Los Angeles - Reopening Protocols for K-12 Schools