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Welcome to the Gila Bend Unified School District

Gila Bend Unified School District No 24 is located in Central Arizona amidst the beautiful lands of Maricopa County. Gila Bend Unified School District No. 24 was founded in February 1887. The School District is named after the town of Gila Bend which is located on and named for the bend in the Gila River. The current Gila Bend School building was built in May of 1925 and took on its first student in September of 1925. Today Gila Bend Unified School District continues to serve over 450 students grades K-12.

GBUSD Promotion/Graduation Information & Guidelines

GBUSD will be following CDC Guidelines and enforcing a 6-feet apart seating arrangement for all ceremonies. GBUSD has a Graduation/Promotion Safety team that is working to ensure that CDC Safety Precautions/Guidelines are being enforced and met to the highest extent possible. After all ceremonies, GBUSD is requesting that all attendees please exit the event areas as soon as the event has concluded in order to remain in compliance with the CDC Guidelines.

 Ticket Information

Each student participating in a Promotion/Graduation will be permitted four guest tickets. Meaning, the maximum number of quests each promotion/graduation student can invite is four. All Promotion/Graduation ceremonies require a ticket for entry to the ceremony that they are attending. Parents of/Students that are participating in a ceremony can pick up their tickets at either the Elementary (Pre-K/Kinder) or High School (8th/12th Grade) Offices. They will be available for pick up until the day of the event.

Ceremony /Times and Dates

Pre-K promotion

Thursday-May 28th at 9 a.m. in Logan Auditorium.

Kindergarten promotion

Kinder A Class (Mosquera) - Thursday-May 28th at 10 a.m. in Logan Auditorium.

Kinder B Class (Moragoda) - Thursday-May 28th at 11 a.m. in Logan Auditorium.

We ask that Parents & Students wait outside in front of Logan Auditorium 15 minutes prior to the beginning of their student’s ceremony.

8th Grade promotion

Thursday - May 28th at 7 p.m.

Students need to be in the Media Center by 6:30 p.m.

12th Grade graduation

Friday - May 29th at 7 p.m.

Students need to be in the Media Center by 6:30 p.m.

Ceremony Practice Schedules

Pre-K promotion

No practice

 Kindergarten promotion

No Practice

 8th Grade promotion

Practice will be at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday May 27th, students and Middle/High School Staff will meet in Media Center and then proceed to Football Field.

 12th Grade promotion

Practice will be at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 27th, students and Middle/High School Staff will meet in Media Center and then proceed to Football Field.

 Misc. Promotion/Graduation Items

 Photo Times for 8th/12th Promotion/Graduation

May 28th/29th

3:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. in the Media Center

Photo packets are available in the High School Office and will be available the night of Promotion/Graduation.

 Parents will not be able to move around to take videos and photos. Because of this, we will be conducting Facebook Live Streaming during all promotions and graduations. There will be photos taken during the 8th grade promotion and 12th grade graduation by a professional photographer.

 GBUSD is requesting that parents/guests do not bring balloons/air horns to these events due to the limited amount of space available.  

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Elementary- 928-683-2225 ext 123
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