Information on Learning Models for Reopening Schools

Dear Gilbert Public Schools parents and families,

As we began this journey in March 2020 it became necessary for us, as a school district, to expand our learning delivery models in order to continue to educate our students in a manner that meets the needs of students and families while continuing to offer academic excellence and flexibility, during a global pandemic.  

We remain committed to our guiding principles and commitments as we now follow the health benchmarks and guidelines provided by Arizona Department of Health and Arizona Department of Education to plan for reopening with a hybrid model September 8, moving to full in-person September 21, while continuing to offer the full-time online model, GPS Global Academy.

As of 09/08 the two learning models K-12 will be:

If you do not wish to change your selected learning model you do not need to take action at this time.  K-12 families that need to take action include:

    • If you are changing your choice of learning model 
    • If you selected Flex Elementary you are already enrolled in-person at the campus you have been at for Flex Elementary. If you would like full-time online rather than in-person on campus, you will need to select GPS Global Academy. 

If you are in one of the groups above please visit our district website to make your choice prior to 5:00pm, August 24.

Please note, Flex elementary will no longer be offered after September 4.  This option was initially included to be as flexible as possible for our students and parents.  Low enrollment numbers have resulted in staffing challenges and a number of issues that are not in the best interests of all students academically.  The options available to our flex (partial day) secondary students will continue to be offered, as these were in place prior to COVID-19 and have proved to be academically successful for students. 

In order to minimize disruption to learning it is expected that students will stay within their chosen learning model for, at minimum, the remainder of the fall semester.

If you have questions please contact your campus.  Thank you for your continued support of Gilbert Public Schools.

Gilbert Public Schools

 

 

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