Back to School Information - July 30, 2020

Dear GPS parents and families,

As a follow up to our communication yesterday we would like to update you on how we can all prepare for the beginning of the school year, August 5th, 2020.

In an effort to keep our families as informed as possible we have created a page on our district website, specifically for back to school, including a range of resources, information and FAQs -  Also, please check your email inbox for communications directly from your school regarding the beginning of the school year, including plans for Meet the Teacher and schedules.

Getting Started Online August 5th

As all of our students will begin the school year online, there are some key resources our parents should be aware of:

  • During online learning students will be using the Buzz platform, our official district online learning platform, to connect with their teacher(s), and to access the Florida Virtual curriculum.
  • Students will use the GPS Portal to access Buzz on a daily basis while learning online.  
  • Our Parent Tech Support website is now live, providing parents with all the information they need to be successful online including login information for our district online platform, Buzz.
  • Click here to view a ‘Parent Onboarding’ video for Buzz.
  • Student orientation for Buzz will be available prior to having access to their courses on August 5th. 
  • Communication will continue to be sent out from your school(s) with information regarding schedules, meet the teacher etc.
  • Please reference for clear expectations regarding online learning, for our students, and our parents.

Nutrition Services

  • Nutrition services will provide free or reduced price meals to eligible students beginning August 5th.  This service will be available at all GPS campuses, between the hours of 8:00am - 10:30am.  GPS Global Academy, Gilbert Classical Academy, and Neely Traditional Academy students can access this service at their neighborhood school.  

Onsite Learning Support and Support Services - As per Executive Order 

  • We are able to offer fee-based Childcare Services between August 5th - August 14th, as per Governor Ducey’s executive order (07/19/2020).  To learn more please visit
  • We are now working on a plan to offer free onsite learning support and support services beginning August 17th, as per Governor Ducey’s executive order (07/23/2020). More details to follow as soon as possible.

Special Education

  • Please expect communication from our SPED department, July 31st, with further details for the beginning of school.

As always, thank you for your continued support of Gilbert Public Schools.  

Gilbert Public Schools