Department Overview

The Pupil Services Department mission is to ensure the enrollment, attendance, engagement and wellness of every student.  Our department provides a variety of services to school site staff, students and parents/guardians. These service areas include:

  • Child Welfare and Attendance programs
  • Custodian of Student Records
  • Health Services
    • Home Hospital for Temporary Disabilities
  • Student Records
  • Special Education - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • 504 Plans - Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Student Discipline
  • Student Transfers
    • Intra-District (from one school WITHIN GUSD boundaries to another school WITHIN GUSD boundaries)
    • Inter-District (school OUTSIDE GUSD boundaries (e.g., SBUSD) to a school WITHIN GUSD boundaries)
  • School Attendance Review Board (SARB)
  • Home/Hospital Temporary Disability Services
  • Homeless and Foster Child liaison services
  • Uniform Complaint Process

 

GUSD Universal School Handbook Links

 

Standard Response Protocol (SRP)

The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is based on an all-hazards approach as opposed to individual scenarios. Like the Incident Command System (ICS), SRP utilizes clear common language while allowing for flexibility in protocol.  The premise is simple - there are five specific actions that can be performed during an incident. When communicating these, the action is labeled with a “Term of Art” and is then followed by a “Directive.” Execution of the action is per-formed by active participants, including students, staff, teachers and first responders. The SRP is based on the folowing actions: Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, and Shelter.

Family Handout (English, Spanish)

School Posters (English, Spanish)

 

Special Education Information

Concerns related to your child's Special Education services should first be directed to your child's case manager at the school your child attends.

 

Student Transfer Information

Transfer Request Forms 2023/2024

  • 2023/2024: Intra-District Transfer Request Form
    • Use this form if you reside in the GUSD boundaries and are looking to transfer from one school WITHIN GUSD boundaries to another school WITHIN GUSD boundaries.

  • 2023/2024 Inter-District Transfer Request Form
    • Use this form if you reside OUTSIDE of the GUSD boundaries and are looking to transfer from a school OUTSIDE GUSD boundaries (e.g., SBUSD) to a school WITHIN GUSD boundaries.
    • This form must be accompanied by an additional form from the District in which you reside, known as a "release form."

Transfer Timelines for 2024/2025

Intra-District Transfers are processed FIRST as they have priority (Education Code 35160.5).  Inter-District Transfers are processed SECOND as they may not be given priority over neighborhood students or current GUSD students.  There is no guarantee that a transfer will be approved; therefore, all students should be registered and attend school at their school/district of residence.

  • Intra-District Transfers
    • Board Policies and Admin Regulations (Revised September 14, 2022)
    • Timeline
      • February 1 - May 15: Application Window is Open
        • Completed applications must be submitted to the Pupil Services Department (in-person or via email to kaguilar@gusd.us)
      • May 16 - August 30: Review of Applications
      • August 21: First Day of School
        • All students requesting Intra-District Transfers must enroll and start at their home school of residence.
      • August 28: Intra-District Transfer Lottery for Spot Order (Zoom)
      • August 30: Transfer Lottery Placement Offers (Calls to Families)
        • Permanent Transfers are offered for K-6th Students
        • Provisional Transfers are offered for TK Students
      • September 3-5: Students who are offered and accepted an Intra-District Transfer start at their new school sites
  • Inter-District Transfers
    • Board Policies and Admin Regulations (Revised December 14, 2022)
    • Timeline
      • February 1 - August 20: Application Window is Open
        • Completed applications must be submitted to the Pupil Services Department (in-person or via email to kaguilar@gusd.us)
      • August 21: First Day of School
      • September 4: Round 1 Inter-District Transfer Applications submitted more than 15 days before the first day of school (August 21) must be responded to within 14 calendar days after school starts (September 4). 
      • September 20: Round 2 Inter-District Transfer Applications submitted 15 or fewer days before the first day of school (August 21) must be responded to within 30 calendar days after school starts (September 20).

 

Important Documents and Links

Amanda Martinez
Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Services
(805) 681-1200 x2220
amartinez@gusd.us

Abby Vasquez
Director of Pupil Services
(805) 681-1200 x2261
avasquez@gusd.us

Lindsey Pierce
Coordinator of Special Education
(805) 681-1200 x2245
lpierce@gusd.us

Sherese Van Mieghem 
Administrative Secretary
(805) 681-1200 x2220
svanmieghem@gusd.us

Keila Aguilar
Senior Secretary
(805) 681-1200 x2242
kaguilar@gusd.us

Sheila Guzman
Preschool Programs School Office Manager
(805) 681-1200 x2228
sguzman@gusd.us


Itinerant Staff

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