Principal's Message

Jul 9, 2021

Greetings Gabrielino Students and Parents,

I hope this message finds you enjoying your summer.  It is such an honor and privilege to be the new principal at Gabrielino High School.  The Gabrielino community has such an amazing team of teachers, staff, parents, community partners, district administration, and governing board members who care so much about Gabrielino High School and its students.  

For the past few weeks, it has been so exciting and positive to dive into the San Gabriel community.  Every day I have had many collaborative conversations with students, teachers, staff, parents, and community members.  In addition, I have also been fortunate to meet with the outgoing principal, Sharron Heinrich, to ensure a smooth transition.  Undoubtedly, the future of Gabrielino High School will continue to be strong for our students and the City of San Gabriel.  

Although the summer is usually a time for rest, the site administration and I will be preparing for the upcoming school year.  We are very excited to safely have our Gabrielino students resume in-person learning in August, as we continue to follow the guidance of the L.A. County Department of Public Health.   We are also thrilled for some new additions to our Career Technical Education program and the new Virtual Independent Study Program.  There are many ways for all students to participate and succeed at Gabrielino High School through academics, arts, athletics, activities, and many other programs.  

In the next few weeks, please keep an eye out for more communication on important information on the upcoming school year.  For now, please note the following dates as you prepare your calendars:

Student Registration Days - August 16-18, 2021

Students’ First Day of School - August 23, 2021 

Parent Information Night - August 30, 2021

Please let me know if you need anything.  I am very grateful and proud to be your principal!

Go Eagles!


Dave Rynkiewicz, Ed.D.


Gabrielino High School  

Instagram - @gabprincipal