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Dress Code and Hair Cuts

All students are required to wear their uniforms everyday.  A uniform will consist of a solid colored shirt (navy blue or white preferred).  Any distracting hair cut is also prohibited.

Bullying Policy

BULLYING:  Gulf Avenue is committed to providing an environment that upholds the standards of respect and civility and understands that bullying and hazing are inappropriate, harmful and unacceptable. 


Gulf Avenue Students Learn to Swim at the YMCA

Gulf Avenue Students Learn to Swim at the YMCA Wilmington

Gulf Avenue Elementary School Named Title 1 High Achieving School

Gulf Avenue Elementary School was recently honored with being named a Title 1 High Achieving School by the California Department of Education.


State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Title I Academic Achievement Award Schools

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that 106 public schools will be receiving the 2013-14 Title I Academic Achievement Award.

"I am proud of what these schools have accomplished under often challenging circumstances," Torlakson said. "Their administrators and teachers are committed to giving their students every opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills that will help them in school and throughout their lives."

The Title I Academic Achievement Award is given to schools receiving federal Title I funds as authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Title I, the single largest federal educational program for K-12 public education, assists schools in meeting the educational needs of students living at or below the poverty line. Of the approximately 10,000 schools in California, more than 6,000 of them participate in the Title I program.

To receive this distinction, the school must demonstrate that all students are making significant progress toward proficiency on California's academic content standards. Additionally, the school's socioeconomically disadvantaged students must have doubled the achievement targets set for them for two consecutive years.

The National Title I Association also presents each year two National Title I Distinguished School Awards per state. The awards are given to one Academic Achievement Award-winning school that has demonstrated exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years and to one that made the most progress in closing the achievement gap between student groups.

To learn more about Title I awards, please visit the California Department of Education (CDE) Web page at: Academic Achievement Awards.




We encourage your support for this very important safety.  We review safety standards about walking to and from school throughout the year and practice daily at dismissal.  Each teacher walks the class to a specific gate to avoid congestion. 


  1. Help your child locate the safest route to school.
  2. Help your child cross streets only at corners, crosswalks, and not to run across the street.  If you walk across at the middle of the street with your child or call them from your car to run across to you, then you are teaching a very dangerous practice.  Please pay attention to this.
  3. Help your child to obey crossing guards. hey are there to assist your children in crossing safely.
  4. Help your child to wait and look both ways before crossing at a signal.
  5. Please do not permit your child to get out of your car in the middle of the street to cross.  This is extremely dangerous.
  6. Do not DOUBLE PARK to drop off or pick up your child.  Walking in and around other cars is very dangerous.  Pull your car into the curb or the school side of the street only.  A little patience here will pay off in keeping your child safe.
  7. Please become familiar with posted parking signs.  Do not park in bus zones.  You can expect tickets for parking violations.  The school cannot “fix” tickets for you.

Please save this letter.  Review the rules with your children periodically.  We know traffic gets congested around Gulf Avenue Elementary School, but your patience and cooperation can make a difference as we work toward safety for your children.

Visitor Policy


  • Sign in the Visitor’s Log Book located on the counter in the main office when entering the campus and sign-out when leaving campus.
  • Request an appointment for a classroom visitation date and time from the office staff after entering the school office.
  • Complete a visitor’s permit and obtain the principal/designee’s approval before proceeding to the classroom.
  • Determine the classroom activity you are observing and keep the classroom observation time and frequency reasonable.
  • Follow the school’s established procedures for scheduling an appointment with the teacher(s) and/or principal/designee after the classroom visit, if needed.
  • Return the visitor’s permit to the school office before leaving the campus.
  • Children who are not enrolled at the school are not to be on the campus unless prior approval of the principal/designee has been obtained


  • Enter and leave the classroom as quietly as possible.
  • Do not converse with the students, teacher, and/or instructional aides during the visitation
  • Do not interfere with any school activity during the visitation.
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Absence and Tardy Policy

ATTENDANCE/ABSENCE:  We encourage regular school attendance unless your child is ill or has a doctor’s appointment.  If your child is absent, please notify your child’s teacher or the school by written note giving dates and reason for absence.

LAUSD Non Discrimination Statement

The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying.
The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived race or ethnicity, gender/sex (including gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and pregnancy-related medical conditions) sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (not union related), a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.

For inquiries about District policies and procedures related to student-to-student, student-to-staff and staff-to student harassment/discrimination, including how to file a harassment/discrimination complaint contact: