San Gabriel Mission High School

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A Day in the Life

Here at Mission, no two days are the same. Students, who love what we offer, first experience it with our Spend a Day at Mission visits. But before they become fully immersed into Mission life, they need to learn the basics. Here is a glimpse of how to navigate a day in the life as a Mission student.



Q: What is the uniform policy?

A: Students of SGMHS are expected to be in complete uniform at all times while on campus or otherwise representing Mission.  This includes all accessories which should be in good taste and compliment the uniform.  Our formal uniform days are usually on assembly and liturgy days or otherwise specified by the administration and include the blazer, camp shirt, plaid skirt, socks, and penny loafer shoes.  Non-uniform dress days are granted for special events like spirit days, field trips, fundraisers, etc and will have certain specifications based on the theme of the event. See the uniform guidelines in the Parent/Student Handbook for more information; detentions may be given for any violations.
Q: Where can I buy my uniforms?
A: New blazers, skirts, camp shirts, polo shirts, and cardigans must be purchased from our uniform company, CKW Uniform Store. Call 626-287-1994, visit the website at, or stop by their store at 9400 E. Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, CA 91780.  Accessories and sweatshirts are available at CKW, but you can also see our Marketing Office for more options of Mission gear.  P.E. uniforms are issued by SGMHS on the first day of class.

Q: What do I do if I have a problem with my uniform?

A: Uniform issues may arise from time to time. If it is an ordering or product issue please handle it directly with CKW.  If a student happens to forget a piece of their uniform (or any other uniform issue) please see the Dean of Students, Ms. Padilla before school for an out of uniform pass. 

Q: What is the school schedule?

A: We work on a block schedule; students attend each class for 85 minutes twice a week and 42 minutes once a week.  Periods 1, 2, and 3 are on “Green” days usually Mondays and Wednesday.  Period 4, 5, and 6 are on “White” days usually Tuesdays and Thursday.  All classes meet for 42 minutes on “Plaid Days” usually Fridays.   

Schedules may vary or change to accommodate liturgies, guest speakers, and other all school events. Please check the calendar for the most current changes to the weekly schedule.  Click here to view the schedule 

Q:  How late can I stay on campus?

A: Unless it is a special schedule, Plaid days end at 1:30 pm while White and Green Days are a 2:15 pm dismissal.  Depending on the day, after school time is utilized for teacher meetings, tutoring, extra-curricular activities like sports/clubs, and zero period classes.  Teachers are on campus until 3:30 pm and the front office closes at 3:30 pm while athletic practices/games on campus end most weekdays by 6:30 pm at which time the campus is locked.  Students are welcome to stay and take advantage of tutoring with teachers or study/work on group project at the lunch benches, computer lab, or in the library until 3:30 pm most days.

Q.  What are the cafeteria hours?

A: Students can bring their own snacks and lunch or they can buy food downstairs in our cafeteria before school, break, and lunchtime.  The cafeteria is open by 7:15 am for breakfast, break time with breakfast and snack options, and at lunch with a set meal as well as other items.  There are no food sales after school.  Prices range from $1 - $5.

Please see the weekly announcements for the featured lunch plate.

Q: What do I do if I am late to school?

A: The late bell rings at 8 am.  Any student who arrives after 8 am must enter through the front doors of the school and report immediately to the front office for a tardy slip.  The student will not be admitted to class without presenting a tardy slip.

Q: What is the tardy policy?

  • 3 morning tardies = free
  • 4th morning tardy = $5
  • 5th morning tardy = $5
  • 6th morning tardy = $5 + Disciplinary Referral & Conference with Parents/Student
  • 7th morning tardy = $5
  • 8th morning tardy = $5
  • 9th morning tardy = $5 + Disciplinary Probation & Conference with Parents/Student

Q: What do I do if I need to leave early?

A: Students who need to leave school early must bring a note from a parent to the attendance office by 8:00 AM describing when the parent or designated person will be picking her up and state the reason. 

Q: What do I do if I am absent due to illness?

A: Your parent or guardian must notify the attendance office by 9:00 AM on the day of absence.  Messages may be left on the voice mail of the attendance office.  If you are ill for three consecutive days or longer, a doctor’s note is required.