• Beginning the School Year Online August 5th (Updated July 29, 2020)

    Following Governor Ducey's Executive Order (06/29/20) announcing that school cannot start in-person until August 17, 2020 but can begin online on the original start date, Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board approved to start school on the original date of August 5, 2020, online.  Following the latest executive order on July 23rd, we will transition students to our campuses for in-person instruction at such time as the health benchmarks provided by Arizona Department of Health and the Governor's Office are met.

    • For those students that select GPS Global Academy (full-time online) for their return to school learning model, school will begin August 5th online using GPS Global Academy.
    • For students that select Flex or In-person On Campus for their return to school learning models school will begin August 5th online and these students will transition back to our campuses and their chosen learning model at such time as in-person learning begins.  During online learning, students will be working with their classroom teacher(s) and classmates.  Online learning will be interactive and led by their GPS teacher.  It will not be the same as remote learning delivered at the end of the last school year.

    All 7-12 students automatically get a Chromebook and those elementary students who need a Chromebook will be able to check one out from their school.

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  • Preventative Measures on Campus

    For full details of an extensive range of preventative measures that will be in place on our campuses click here.

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Elementary Flex Option

  • GPS Flex Option

    Parents who choose the Elementary Flex Option (K–6th Grades) will register with their current school.

    Classes at each school will be based on enrollment needs.

    • K-6th grade
    • Smaller class sizes since ½ of the students are attending the school classroom while the other ½ are at home working online
    • 2 days of in-person teacher support each week (Mon/Thurs or Tue/Fri 7:30 am–12:30 pm) utilizing an online platform in which students complete assignments and activities on their own during the three days they are not physically at school
    • Teachers available each afternoon and Wednesdays for additional support via email, phone, or WebEx when not attending in person
    • District device provided if needed
    • Highly qualified Gilbert Public Schools teachers trained with online/blended learning protocols

      

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Elementary Flex Options FAQ

  • How do I select my preferred option on Infinite Campus?

  • How many days a week will my student be on campus, and how many days at home?

  • Will my student still be registered with their school if we choose this option?

  • What will learning online look like for the Elementary Flex option?

  • On the two days on-campus what will the hours be?

  • Will my student have the same teacher when learning online as they do on campus?

  • Will the class sizes be smaller for the flex option?

  • Will students be wearing masks?

  • Will specials still be offered?

  • What will recess look like?

  • If my student is enrolled in Flex will they still be able to take part in athletics or extracurricular activities and clubs?

  • What will health screening for students look like?

  • What will health screening for employees look like?

  • What support and services will be available for special education students?

  • What is available for Gifted students?

  • Will Traditional classrooms (Neely, Canyon Rim, & Spectrum) be offered in all three models?

  • During the year will my student be able to transfer to full-time on campus or full-time online, if our circumstances change?

  • What supports will be available for my student if they are enrolled in Elementary Flex?

  • How will teachers manage having students in their classrooms and be supporting other students at home online?

  • How will the classrooms be cleaned?

Secondary Partial Day Flex Option

  • GPS 7-12 Flex Option

    Parents who choose a Secondary Flex Option (Grades 7–12) will register with their current school. 

    Students can select to take any portion of their schedule in person and the remainder online from home or school.

    • Grades 7-12
    • On-campus courses must be scheduled consecutively (based on availability)
    • District device provided
    • Students must provide their own transportation if arriving or departing campus at times other than the normally scheduled transportation bus runs in the morning and afternoon found in your student's record in Infinite Campus. The resources are not available to run numerous runs throughout the day. 

      

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Secondary Flex Options FAQ

  • How do I select my preferred option on Infinite Campus?

  • Will Flex students still be registered at their school?

  • Will this be five days a week?

  • How will students create their schedule?

  • Will students receive credits upon completion of their courses?

  • Will students be wearing masks?

  • What secondary courses will be available online?

  • What about Dual Credit options?

  • Will Advanced Placement (AP) courses be offered online?

  • What support and services will be available for special education students?

  • What are the plans for athletics?

  • What are the plans for the performing arts?

  • If my student is enrolled in the Secondary Flex Option, will they still be able to take part in athletics or extracurricular activities and clubs? 

  • What will health screening for students look like?

  • What will health screening for employees look like?

  • How will the classrooms be cleaned?

  • Will assemblies still be held?

  • During the year will my student be able to transfer to full-time on campus or full-time online, if our circumstances change?