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Principal's Message

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Dear Gettysburg Families, 
Welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year! Our theme for this school year is “Dream TeamInspiring Students To Dream BIG!” Our mission is to challenge our students to dream big, set goals, and work hard to accomplish and exceed their own expectations. The Gettysburg team is ready to come alongside our students to support them to be the best that they can be in Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Gettysburg Elementary has a long tradition of academic excellence.  Over the years, Gettysburg has been the recipient of many awards such as National Blue Ribbon School, State Distinguished School, Honor Roll, California Business for Education and Excellence, Bonner School of Character and PBIS “Platinum” School. 
We invite our parents and community to partner with us this school year. We believe that collaboration between parents, teachers, and community is the most effective way of encouraging students to reach their dreams. 
Please check with your child’s teacher, our office staff, or our Parent Club for information on how to stay involved in your child’s education Please consider getting involved with our Parent Teacher Club (PTC), School Site Council (SSC), English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), Intercultural Diversity Advisory Committee (IDAC) or School Assessment and Review Team (SART).
At Gettysburg Elementary, student safety is of the upmost importance. Our staff believes that is our mission to provide an academically rigorous, yet safe learning environment. To ensure student safety, our school utilizes the Raptor Visitor Management System. All visitors required to check-in at our office when visiting the campus. The Raptor System allows us to screen visitors and volunteers in our schools to promote security on our campus. In addition, you will be learning about Catapult Emergency Management System (EMS). Catapult EMS is another tool that we will use as a district to keep our kids safe at school. 
Below is some more important information for our Gettysburg families:
Bell Schedule: View the attached bell schedule for the 2022-23 school year. Just a reminder that our bell schedule has been updated from last school year. Please see the new start and end times. Click on the link for information about bell schedule changes https://www.cusd.com/2022-23BellSchedules.aspx

Dress Code: In January 2022, the CUSD Governing Board updated the district dress code. Click on the link to learn more about the expectations for students this school year  https://www.cusd.com/DressCode.aspx

No Cost Meals: Great news! CUSD students will continue to have access to no-cost meals for the 2022-23 school year. Follow the link for more information https://www.cusd.com/campuscatering.aspx

Clovis Unified App: Please download the Clovis Unified Free App to stay connected and informed about what is happening at Gettysburg Elementary and Clovis Unified. Follow the link for more information https://www.cusd.com/cusdapp.aspx

Front Office Hours: Gettysburg office hours have change! Our new office hours are from 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 
On behalf of the Gettysburg staff, we look forward to a wonderful school year. We appreciate your partnership. Please call the front office at 559-327-6900 if you have any questions or need assistance. 
Go Generals! 
 Mr. Castro with the blue school photo background
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