Important Message for GPS Families - 09/15/2020

September 15, 2020

 

Dear Gilbert Public Schools parents and families,

Our Governing Board and district leadership continue to monitor the health benchmark data provided by the Arizona Department of Health and Maricopa County Health.  This data is updated weekly and the next update will be available Thursday, September 17th. 

On Monday, September 21st, we will transition to full-time in person for all those students who selected on-campus instruction. All safety mitigation strategies will continue and wearing face coverings will remain a requirement.  After looking at the metrics provided by the Arizona Department of Health for Maricopa County, and given the fluid nature of the metrics, we believe it is reasonable to make this transition. In spite of the slight uptick of the local metrics provided by Maricopa County Health, the Arizona Department of Health data for all of  Maricopa County has informed this decision process.  Please be assured if there is a significant change in the data, we are prepared to return to Hybrid or On-Line learning if necessary.  If that occurs, all students, families, and staff will be notified as soon as possible. 

As a district, we welcomed students back to our campuses Tuesday, September 8th, and we are now in our second week of a Hybrid learning model.  At this time, we would like to thank all of our students, staff, and families for following the extensive mitigation strategies we have on our campuses, and for taking actions to keep each other as safe as possible during these times. These mitigation strategies are challenging and significant and we will continue to work with our students and staff to maintain our enhanced sanitization standards and health protocols.

These continue to be unprecedented times, and our district is committed to doing everything possible to deliver exceptional learning opportunities for all of our students while making decisions that prioritize the health and safety of our students, families, and staff.  Any updates will be posted on our website at www.gilbertschools.net/families. Thank you for your continued support.

Gilbert Public Schools

 

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