Grossmont Union High School District

California Governor Gavin Newsom has said that “in-person (instruction) is the best setting to meet not only the core learning needs of students, but also their mental health and social-emotional needs.

The Grossmont Union High School District agrees, and our experience during the 2020-2021 school year affirms the Governor’s position. 

Further, the “foundational principle” of the California Department of Public Health’s guidance for K-12 schools for the 2021-2022 school year is that “all students must have access to safe and full in-person instruction and to as much instructional time as possible.

Therefore, as we work closely with state and local public health agencies and continue to follow all public health guidelines, GUHSD is firmly committed to providing our students with as much in-person instruction as possible because that is what is best for our students.

Important information for understanding the dashboard:

  • The dashboard summarizes the total number of “active” student and staff COVID-19 cases at GUHSD’s school sites.
  • An “active” case is defined as an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 less than 14 days ago.
  • Being listed as a positive case in the dashboard does not necessarily mean the individual contracted the virus at their school site. 
  • As soon as GUHSD is informed of a student or staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19, our staff works closely with San Diego County’s public health department to assist them with their contact tracing effort, follows all State and Local public health orders, uses the recommendations in the San Diego County Office of Education’s decision tree as a resource for how to address the unique situation, and informs members of our school community who may have been in “close contact” with the individual who tested positive.
Employees:  1,333
Students:  17,058