Ganado Unified School District

Ganado USD News

There’s always something great happening in the Ganado Unified School District. Whether it’s student and staff kudos, new district policies, special events, or athletics awards, we’ll post all the latest news right here.

Upcoming District Closed Days

Please make note that the district is closed the following days due to unused snow days:

  • May 7, 2021
  • May 10, 2021
  • May 21, 2021

We will move the classes from May 10, 2021, to May 14, 2021.

Special Board Meeting and Training

Please mark your calendars for our special governing board meeting and training on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.

The public may listen to the special governing board meeting on Zoom using the following link:

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Parent & Student Surveys - Fall 2021 Feedback

The Navajo Nation Department of Diné Education (DODE) is providing another opportunity to hear from our educational stakeholders on the topic of school reopening and the perceptions of school learning for fall 2021. All responses help to guide the imperative decisions needed within the educational arena. Any questions, please contact  by email Andy Nez, senior education specialist with the Office of Research and Statistics.

We developed the parent/guardian and student survey to capture information on personal preference/choice for fall 2021 classroom format, including additional queries on the quality of education at this point. All input will guide imperative educational decisions moving forward.

The pre-k to 12 student survey was also developed to capture personal preference/option for fall 2021 classroom format, including additional queries related to their experience at this point. All feedback will also guide imperative educational decisions moving forward.

The window for this survey will be open starting April 28, 2021, to May 14, 2021.

Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer Parent Information Letter

It's back! The pandemic-electronic benefit transfer (P-EBT) for school-aged children will be issued starting in mid April. P-EBT, authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, provides families of eligible children additional funds to purchase food during this school year for the months of August 2020 through May 2021. P-EBT is administered by the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) in partnership with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE). P-EBT is intended for children who did not have access to receive free or reduced-price meals at school due to school closures or remote learning this school year. It is important to note that P-EBT is a compliment to meals and snacks provided to children through school meal programs during full or part-time distance learning. Meals and snacks provided by schools during full or part-time distance learning do not prevent a child from receiving P-EBT.

Please take a moment to read our complete P-EBT parent information letter for more information.

Online Learning for the Remainder of the Year

Be sure to read about our online learning for the remainder of the year that includes the following information. 

  • Letter from Superintendent
  • Letter from Arizona Department of Education (Waiver)
  • Letter from Navajo Nation President/Vice President
New Student Information System

Next school year we will be using a new student information system. The new system will make it easier for you to access more information about your child. However, for you to use this new system, we must have a good email address for you. Please share with us your email address by contacting your child’s school. If you don’t have an email address, many companies will let you create a free email account. This new system will also help us save money by allowing us to stop sending you information through the mail. We will be able to use that money to provide a better education for your child. Also, we will be able to free up teacher and staff time so they can better help your child with their needs. Thank you for helping us get ready for this new student information system.

Navajo Nation School Reopening Plan

The Department of Diné Education (DODE) and the Navajo Health Command Operations Center (NHCOC) collaborated to create the Navajo Nation school reopening plan to guide the reopening of schools on the Navajo Nation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools located within the Navajo Nation shall heed the Navajo Nation school safety guidelines and the reopening status schedule outlined in this plan. Please take a moment to review the Navajo Nation school reopening plan for complete details.

Curbside Pickup Update!

Ganado Unified School District #20 will be continuing curbside pick up until June 30, 2021, switching to SFSP. Breakfast and lunch are available to all kids 18 and under for free! Serving time will be from 10:45 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. The exception is on holidays and no school days. The current locations available are the primary, middle school, and high school cafeteria patio. Our transportation food service department will be delivering meals to the following; Woodsprings Old Store/Nazlini Chapter/housing for north Mesa at ADOT parking, KinDah'Lichii Chapter House, Cross Canyon MP 458, west of Denny's parking lot (old Two Store parking), Klagetoh NHA housing, Mennonite Church, Wide Ruins, Banana Wash turn off, Cornfields SW bound of NHA, Greasewood Chapter, old/new NHA housing, Steamboat Hill, Steamboat Housing (across the store), Noble Church, Whitecone/Beshbitoh Valley. Times are subject to change based on participation. For more information, please see our curbside flyer in its entirety