CURRENT PARENT INFO
PROSPECTIVE PARENTS: Click HERE for information on school tours and admissions.
CURRENT PARENTS: Scroll down for information and also click HERE for more parent information, links, policy, and forms. The password is on your communications page in your GALA Registration folder.
There are many ways to get information at GALA! Before you call the office, please look for your answers first on these forms of communication...
FRIENDS OF GALA WEBSITE:
COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL: 2nd Tuesday of every Month
NEWSLETTERS: A Newsletter goes out every Sunday. Occasional mid-week emails sent. If you are not receiving emails, log into your Membership Toolkit account and check your settings. You can also see all emails on your Membership Toolkit app.
FACEBOOK Private Parent-Run Group: To join this group, you must be in the parent directory, MembershipToolkit. All requests are cross-checked with the directory. If your Facebook name is different than the name in the directory, please let us know. This group is for current parents only, no students. Find the link on the communications flyer in your purple Registration Folder.
SOCIAL MEDIA: official public GALA pages
Facebook & Twitter : @GALAcademy
SCHOOLOGY: For your student grade info, make a Passport account and access Schoology.
MEMBERSHIPTOOLKIT: This is a parent-run directory. More information below.
friends of gala parent organization
GALA's parent organization (non profit 501c3) is Friends of GALA. All current parents are automatically considered members of Friends of GALA when enrolling. To find out more, visit their website at www.fogala.org.
Breakfast and Lunch is provided in the GALA cafeteria for free through LAUSD.
Students are welcome to bring their own lunch.
There is no outside ordering for lunch (i.e. Door Dash, Uber Eats, pizza delivery).
Visit www.galacademy.membershiptoolkit.com. This is a directory for current parents ONLY and every entry will be cross-checked with the office for access. This list is audited several times per year.
pick-up and drop-off procedures
Safety is our number one priority. Adhering to these procedures ensures the safety of our students.
- Cars must travel southbound on West Blvd to load and unload students in the carpool lane.
- There are crosswalks at the corner of West/Olympic and at West/Edgemar. Please use them.
- NO U-TURNS on West Blvd.
- NO double parking on West Blvd.
- NO parking in neighbor driveways.
- NO waiting or parking on the east side of West Blvd.
- NO parking in cafeteria loading dock.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Students can get discounted Metro passes for the buses and trains through the Metro site at
School supplies for virtual learning will be given out by each individual teacher. If you need assistance with school supplies, please contact the office.
Schoology is in the online platform students and parents use to access grades, assignments, report cards, etc. Instructions are HERE.
PARENTS: You access Schoology by setting up an account through the LAUSD parent portal. You need a PIN number and that can be given by calling the office. For instructions, visit HERE. For questions, contact Ms. Fernandes at
GALA does not offer transportation to and from school.
CARPOOLS: To search for carpool options in your area, log into your account using a desktop or laptop at galacademy.membershiptoolkit.org. Click "Directory" and enter the zip code into the search area. The Zip code search is not set up for mobile devices. There may be some families that are in your area that have not logged their zip code in so also ask in your Advisory class. Also search for zip codes in your surrounding neighborhoods. Many GALA families meet at a central location (a school, library, or right off freeway) for their carpool pick up and drop off.
BUSES: City buses stop on Olympic Blvd near West Blvd.
GALA has full page dedicated to all things uniforms. Please visit www.galacademy.org/uniforms. Our online retailer is Lands End and our in-store retailer is Michaels Uniforms. PE uniforms are purchased at GALA in the student store. Dress uniform ties can be purchased at Michaels Uniforms and at TieMart. Detailed pricing and info on our webpage HERE.
As a new school adding 200 students every year until full capacity, Friends of GALA asks EVERYONE to volunteer during the year to assist with school events, fundraising, teacher/student support, admin, beautification, etc. There are ways to help from your home or office and volunteering on campus. Please fill out the form below and let us know how you would like to help. Time, Treasure, and Talent... please give one or all three!
We still have 2019-2020 Yearbooks for sale. Contact the office.
Yearbooks for 2020-2021 will go on sale in the fall. Yearbooks are sold through the student store in the GALA office.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ATTENDANCE - WHO DO I CONTACT IF MY STUDENT IS ABSENT?: Email the office or bring a note to the office explaining the absence.
CALENDAR - IS IT AN "A" OR "B" DAY?: The GALA calendar can be located HERE.
CALENDAR - YEARLY - WHEN DOES SCHOOL START IN AUGUST? GALA follows the LAUSD calendar. You can find the yearly calendar HERE.
CONTACT - HOW DO I CONTACT THE PARENT ORGANIZATION OR SOMEONE IN CHARGE OF FUNDRAISING?: Friends of GALA and Parent leads can be found HERE or visit the Friends of GALA website at www.fogala.org.
DAILY SCHEDULE - WHEN DOES SCHOOL START IN THE MORNING?: You can find our daily schedule HERE.
NEWSLETTER - I AM NOT GETTING THE NEWSLETTER: The newsletter is for current parents only. If you are a current parent, visit galacademy.membershiptoolkit.com to register. All names submitted are cross-checked with enrollment.
NEWSLETTER - I WANT TO ADD SOMETHING TO NEWSLETTER: Contact our newsletter volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PICKING UP - I NEED TO PICK UP MY DAUGHTER EARLY FROM SCHOOL: Parents must park and walk into the main office in order to pick up early. If picking up at the end of the day, you would need to come BEFORE 7th period begins. We can not pull students from class in the middle of 7th period.
UNIFORMS - WHERE DO I BUY THEM?: For the uniform page, click HERE. For daily uniforms, GALA's online retailer is Lands End and GALA's in-store retailer is Michaels Uniforms in Inglewood. PE uniforms are purchased at the GALA Campus in the student store. Call ahead for hours.
SIBLING APPLICATIONS - IF I HAVE A CURRENT GALA STUDENT, IS HER YOUNGER SIBLING AUTOMATICALLY ACCEPTED?: Every sibling must apply. Deadline is January 1 every year.
TEACHERS - HOW DO I CONTACT MY TEACHER?: Email addresses are on the website HERE.