Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 28, 2021

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Mountain View News Saturday, August 28, 2021 


PUSD to Require Weekly COVID-19 Tests for Students Under 
Age 12, 

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccine for Students 12 and older or Weekly Tests 
with informed con-sent from parents/guardians 

Pasadena, CA --- At its regular meeting on August 26, 2021, the Pasadena Unified School 
District (PUSD) Board of Education took decisive action to bolster safety measures that 
protect students and employees from COVID-19. The Board of Education voted unanimously 
to:ratify an existing testing plan that places mobile testing teams at schools for 
students and employee testing and now requires all students under age 12 to get weekly 
COVID-19 tests with informed consent from parents/guardians all student-athletes to 
get weekly COVID-19 tests with informed consent from parents/guardians; and take additional 
new actions and require that students age 12 and older show proof of vaccination 
or take weekly tests with informed consent from parents/guardians; and grant emergency 
authority through December 31, 2021, to Superintendent Brian McDonald, Ed.D. and/
or his designee to take any and all actions as allowed by state law necessary to ensure the 
continui-ty of learning and ensure the health and safety of students and employees. 

PUSD is implementing the State Public Health Officer Order of August 11, 2021 and requiring 
all employees to present proof of vaccination or take weekly tests. 

COVID-19 Testing & Vaccination Plan 

“I am gratified that the Board voted to support the recommendations of staff to improve 
our measures that mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 virus on our students, staff, school 
communities, families and community members,” said Board of Education President Scott 
Phelps. “As the L.A. County public health director said, ‘The most important focus should 
be on vaccinations for the 12-and-up group of young people, whose vaccination rates are 
much lower than that of older people.’ I think the Board’s action directly aligns with this.” 

“Responding to new developments related to COVID-19 Delta variant has proven to be 
more challenging than ever before,” said Superintendent McDonald. “However, we have 
shown that we have been able to meet these challenges based on our strong safety protocols 
that kept our students and staff safe this past spring when some of our students returned 
to in-person learning. The Board’s actions position our district to further bolster 
safety measures that protect students and employees.” 

For information about PUSD’s safety plan, vaccines, and more, visit 


Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has named Christine 
Gambill Director of College Advising. 

“We’re thrilled that Ms. Gambill is joining our successful academic 
counseling and college advisement team,” said Guillermo (Memo) 
Gutierrez, Bosco Tech’s President. “Working closely with students 
and their families, she will play a vital navigational role in the high 
school-to-university experience, and with a strong background in 

the private school setting, she will be an invaluable addition to our school community.” 

Gambill is an educator and administrator with a background in curriculum design and development. 
Most recently, she served as Academic Dean at West Los Angeles’ Arete Preparatory Academy, 
where she taught Philosophy, English, and History, and provided college counseling and academic 
advisement. Previously, she was a consultant at The MEG School and at MY Education Guru, a comprehensive 
educational coaching service with 100 percent higher education placement. A graduate 
of Ohio University and UC Riverside, Ms. Gambill holds degrees in Journalism and Religious 


Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. FanaraE-mail address: 
Arcadia Christian School 

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade 
626-574-8229/626-574-0805Email: inquiry@acslions.comPrincipal: Cindy Harmonwebsite: 

Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent 

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil ClarkeE-mail address: 
Barnhart School 

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007 
(626) 446-5588Head of School: Tonya BeilsteinKindergarten - 8th gradewebsite: 

Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
(626) 355-3527Preschool-TK-8th Grade 
Principal: Dr. William Walnerwebsite: www. 

Clairbourn School 

8400 Huntington DriveSan Gabriel, CA 91775Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 
FAX: 626-286-1528 

Holy Family Catholic School

1301 Rollin Street South Pasadena Ca 91030 
(626) 799-4354 •
Transitional Kindergarten - 8th GradePrincipal: Mrs. Jennifer GarziaWebsite: info@holyfamily.orgFacebook & Instagram @HFSKnights 

Foothill Oaks Academy

822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010(626) 301-9809Principal: Nancy 

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 
(626) 791-1255Head of School: Jenny Janetzke 

The Gooden School 

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
(626) 355-2410

Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner 


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon RoadPasadena, Ca. 91107 
Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 

La Salle College Preparatory

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website: 
Principal Jamal Adams 
Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin JacksonEmail: 
Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neillwebsite: 
Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca.

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandezwebsite: 
St. Rita Catholic School 

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114solis@st-ritaschool.orgWebsite: 

Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUISE-mail address: 
Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett NewsomE-mail address: 
Walden School 

74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107(626) 797-0204Lisa Feldman: Head of School 

Wilson Middle School 

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth EsselnE-mail address: 
Pasadena Unified School District 

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 396-3600 Website: 
Arcadia Unified School District 

234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007 

(626) 821-8300 Website: 
Monrovia Unified School District 

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016 
(626) 471-2000Website: 

Duarte Unified School District 

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010 


“I am so happy to be joining Bosco Tech’s thriving academic counseling program,” said Gambill. “Coming from a background where 95 
percent of seniors were admitted to their first-choice colleges and universities, I am primarily focused on students’ plans for their future 
and helping them navigate their indi-vidual paths toward achievement.” 
The only Catholic applied science high school of its kind in the U.S., Bosco Tech uniquely combines a rigorous college-preparatory 
program with STEM-based studies. The innovative approach allows students to exceed university admissions requirements while completing 
extensive integrated coursework in one of six technology and engineering fields, including the newest program, Biological, 
Medical and En-vironmental Technology. Bosco Tech has a college acceptance rate of 100 percent, with the majority of graduates pursuing 
STEM-related post-secondary majors. The school is located at 1151 San Gabriel Boulevard, Rosemead, 91770. More information 
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