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Principal's Message

 Mrs. Landsiedel

Welcome parents to Godinez Fundamental High School, if you are a returning parent we know we will continue to meet the needs of your student and family as we move them ahead on their academic journey.  If you are a new family to Godienz we welcome you and can assure you that every staff member is here to help you and your student be successful.  Godinez boasts high graduation rates and out A-G completion rates beat the county and state averages for all students and for our English learner population.  You will soon see how hard our teachers, staff and administration work to help all succeed and leave Godinez with the tools needed to have rewarding futures in whatever path they take. 

This year we will have 1-1 chrome books for every student, we are opening a Makerspace in the library where students and create and explore from robotics, to sewing, Legos to lasers.  We are sure this will add depth to learning and instill love for creating and “out of the box” design.  Parents will be invited to a Grand Opening of the Makerspace so you too can see the excitement that is Godinez.

Additionally this year we will be offering a duel enrolled math and Writing class where students will receive high school credit as well as College Credit from SAC.  Beginning in 2017-2018 we have a freshmen cohort of students who will be interviewed and selected to enter the Early College Godinez School in which they will seek to graduate with a high school diploma as well as an AA Degree from Santa Ana College using the same model as SAC but using Godienz teachers as adjunct professors to teach the classes.  This is an excellent example of the unique partnership between Santa Ana Unified School District and Santa Ana College.  Students graduating with an AA degree from this program will be eligible to enter a four-year college and complete their degree in two years.  We are looking forward to taking the steps to create this pathway and are fortunate to have many Godinez teachers with the degrees to teach classes on our own campus. 

Also new this year to Godienz if the first ever Godinez Marching Band under the direction of Marc Santos.  The band has been together for band camp during the summer and has had fun, worked hard and sounds great.  Please join us at football games to hear and see a 116 strong group of talented musicians.  We are thrilled for this addition and thank SAUSD and the Board of Education for their support.  It is going to be a very musical year with this addition to an already outstanding Visual and Performing Arts Program. 

As we being the new year we are looking for ways to maximize support for students and for the staff, we are reviewing bell schedules to provide additional time to help students and create time for teachers to meet for collaboration and planning.  As we explore options we will make sure students and parents are informed. 

Here at Godinez we welcome parent input, support and volunteer time.  If you want to be involved please refer to our website for opportunities.

We look forward to seeing all of you at Back To School Night on August 31st, please save the date and we will see you then.

Lastly, as the very proud principal at Godinez Fundamental High School I wish you all the best as we begin a new year together.  Welcome Back and Go Grizzlies!



Some photos courtesy of LPA, Inc. and Costea Photography, Inc.

Principal Greg Rankin


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