Temporary Hybrid Instructional Delivery Model Introduction

  • medical cross on laptop icon In an effort to promote the health and wellbeing of all of our students, and in an abundance of caution, the Governing Board has agreed that in the event of an individual school reaching the percentages below for active cases per campus population (students and staff), a decision may be made for that school to move temporarily to a hybrid instructional delivery model for a minimum of 14 days. This approach is designed to be a preventative measure that will act as an additional mitigation strategy and help to prevent further spread of COVID-19.  

    In addition, if the district has two of the three Arizona Department of Health Services benchmarks in the "red" for two consecutive weeks the district will move into a temporary hybrid-learning model.

    As per the Governing Board motion approved on November 4, 2020, the Superintendent will make the final decision based on confirmed active positive cases reported on a weekly basis on the Gilbert Public Schools COVID-19 Schools Dashboard.

    View the Governing Board meeting recording from November 4, 2020.

    Percent (%) of active cases of COVID-19 per school population:

    • 1% for High Schools

    • 1.5% for Junior High Schools

    • 2% for Elementary Schools

    • 5 active cases for Canyon Valley School

    • 3 active cases for RISE Junior High School 

Temporary Hybrid Process & Timeline

  • What to Expect

    1. Data from local and regional entities, and our district data shared on our dashboard, is reviewed daily. In addition every Wednesday district leadership will meet to review the number of active cases by campus. 

    2. In the event of a specific school reaching the % of population with active cases of COVID-19 listed above, the district leadership team, along with Health Services, and in liaison with Maricopa County Health will determine if it is appropriate and necessary for that school to move temporarily to a hybrid instructional delivery model. If the decision is made on a Wednesday then parents will be notified on Thursday and the school will move to a hybrid instructional delivery model the following Monday.

    3. At that time all parents of students at that school will be notified. Parents can expect to be notified by email, and to receive a text message direct to their phone. The district and school website will also be updated with an alert.

    5. Follow up communication will be sent out directly from the school and your student’s teachers.

    6. While in a temporary hybrid instructional delivery model students will remain with their classroom teacher and will not be moved to GPS Global Academy, while regular communication updates will be provided to the students and parents via email, and posted on the school’s website. As mentioned, if a school does move temporarily to a hybrid instructional delivery model it will be for a minimum of 14 days.

Temporary Hybrid Instructional Delivery Model FAQ

  • What is the latest information regarding hybrid learning?

  • What is hybrid?

  • When will district-wide hybrid begin?

  • Will students be transported to EVIT during hybrid?

  • When will a school move to a hybrid delivery model?

  • Why move a school to a hybrid instructional delivery model?

  • How long will hybrid learning last if a school or the district moves to this learning model?

  • What is the difference between online and virtual?

  • Are you still using the Arizona Department of Health (ADHS) and Maricopa County benchmarks to make decisions?

  • How will parents and families be informed?

  • What is the process for deciding that a school will move temporarily to a hybrid instructional delivery model?

  • What is the motion approved by the Governing Board November 4, 2020?

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