Welcome Gunn Families to the 2023–2024 School Year!
Welcome to the 2023-24 academic year at Gunn High School! We are very excited to see you!
Please read an important welcome from Principal Wendy Stratton with valuable back-to-school dates and updates in English, Spanish and Mandarin coming soon.
  Class of 2027 and New Students: View the schedule and activities to start at Gunn

Important Information about Gunn School

First Day of School:  Wed. August 9th, 2023  
Attendance will be taken for all classes. Reporting an absence: if a student is going to be late to a period or will miss one or more periods, the parent or guardian should email Gunn Attendance.  Visit the Gunn Attendance webpage for more information.
Bell Schedule: View the daily Bell Schedule
Gunn Calendar: View the current school calendar
Chromebook Program: The school provides a free Chromebook to all students who want one, for use during their four years at  Gunn. Chromebooks do not need to be returned at the end of the year. 
School Meals Program
School Photos: View the Photo Schedule here.     

      Students are required to have a school photo taken for their Gunn ID card.   
      You may Order School Photos online through Generations School Photography

Questions for the School: Click here to contact the front desk for general questions,
    Infinite Campus and Schoology Access and Procedures, or to submit a "Let's Talk" ticket
    to the district.
Student Technical Help: Click here
Textbook and Supply Distribution: The first week of school textbooks are handed out by grade. A make-up distribution will be scheduled if you cannot make your allotted time.

Other Important Information

   • Gunn High School Website: Find calendar, schedule, school contacts, maps, etc.
   • Gunn PTSA Website: Learn more about all of the programs PTSA supports at Gunn
   • Gunn High School Student Handbook
   • Special Education and Inclusion Support - Servicios Especiales: Support for learning and behavior
Getting to Gunn
   • Walk and Roll to School Map .pdf Safest routes for students to take to Gunn
  • Prevent Bike Theft .pdf
Additional Services:
  • Social services help if you, or someone you know is struggling with housing issues, or needs extra support because of housing, PAUSD has a social worker LuLu Skafi who can help you.  Here is the L.E.A. Housing form you fill in, in english and spanish, which you can then email to Lulu, or go to the office at Gunn, and they can print one out and help you get it to her.  
• Special Needs help Palo Alto CAC can provide guidance on help with your high schooler.  Download their flyer (.pdf) 
DreamCatchers (.pdf) is recruiting Gunn student tutors for the fall to provide remote after-school tutoring for Palo Alto middle school students. Visit DreamCatchers to learn more or to donate to help close the equity gap.
Supplemental Student Accident and Health Insurance 
PAUSD Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals (English or Spanish), or online Lunch Application.
Register to vote here. Students may pre-register at sixteen to vote at eighteen. View more info.
If you have questions on the Back-to-School site please email: backtoschool@gunnpta.org.