Back to Campus Information for Families

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

In accordance with health benchmarks, all students who selected in-person on campus as their preferred learning model will begin to return to our campuses through a hybrid learning model September 8 - 18, transitioning to five days a week on campus, beginning September 21.

In order to ensure everyone is adequately prepared for a positive return to our campuses, we have compiled key information and frequently asked questions below.  Please take some time to review the information below, prior to returning to our campuses on September 8.

 

Acknowledgment Form

Please complete the acknowledgment form included at the link below confirming your understanding of the COVID - 19 pandemic.  Please complete this form for each of your students attending school in-person - COVID~19 Acknowledgement and Disclosure Form.

 

Face Coverings Required

Face coverings are required for all students in 1st - 12th grade and employees when on campus and riding our school buses.  You can find our Gilbert Public Schools Face Covering Policy on our website.  Kindergarteners and preschoolers can wear a mask but it will not be required.  Please click here to view our Face Covering Student Protocol.

 

Daily Student Health Assessment

Before attending campus each day your student must complete a student health assessment.  Please view the assessment here.  A pdf is also attached which you can download.

 

Please remember that students who are sick or feeling any COVID like symptoms should not attend or be on campus. For more information including health resources and information please visit www.gilbertschools.net/healthservices.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What will the hybrid model look like?

The hybrid return splits students into two groups:

  • Students with the last name A-L will attend school in-person on Mondays and Thursdays. 
  • Students with the last name M-Z will attend school in-person on Tuesdays and Fridays.

If there are any extenuating circumstances for your family regarding the alpha-split above, please reach out directly to your campus.  By only having half of the students, we will be able to teach routines and procedures to our students for a positive and safe return to school. 

 

All students will participate in remote learning on Wednesday, September 9 & 16. Teachers will let students know what the plan and schedule will be for both Wednesdays during hybrid learning. Additionally, your child will have activities to complete independently on the two days they are not attending in-person each week when the teacher will be teaching the other half of the class.  Students will need to log into Buzz for attendance for the at-home days.  

 

Will Onsite Learning Support still be offered during Hybrid?

Yes, please click here for more information.

 

Will transportation be offered during Hybrid? What preventative measures will be in place?

Yes, transportation will be offered to eligible students.  To view your student’s route and bus stop information please click here: https://www.gilbertschools.net/bus.   

 

To learn more about enhanced procedures and protocols in place on our school buses, view this short video.  In addition, we will be implementing transportation registration and assigned seating.  Each bus will have a visible sign reminding students that only students attending M/Th are to get on the bus on Mondays and Thursdays and those students assigned to T/F are eligible to get on the bus on Tuesdays and Fridays.  In addition, there will be some special education students who will be transported on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and have already been informed by the Special Education Department.  Transportation will not be available on Wednesdays since all students will remain at home.

 

What will be in place on campus to mitigate potential spread of COVID-19?

Click here for an overview of preventative measures on campuses that will be in place for Hybrid and will continue to remain in place once students return full-time in person, including:

  • Health office protocols
  • Daily health assessments
  • Face covering policy
  • Cleaning and sanitization
  • Classroom modifications
  • Campus modifications
  • Breakfast and lunch modifications
  • Recess modifications

 

Will teachers still be using the online Buzz platform?

As we transition back to in-person instruction, classroom teachers will make instructional decisions and plan lessons using the district adopted curriculum and resources that work best for in-person instruction, while continuing to follow the scope and sequence set forth in Buzz/FLVS. This way, students and families can make a smooth transition back to an online format in the future, if needed.  Teachers will also continue to use the Buzz Gradebook for the first quarter grading period. 

 

Will there be before and after school care available (VIK)?

If you are interested in registering for our before and after school VIK program please visit our website for more information and registration details.

 

Gilbert Public Schools