Important Update for Families - January 5, 2021 | Read More

January 5, 2021

Dear Gilbert Public Schools Parents/Guardians,

As previously communicated the Governing Board approved the following at the January 4 meeting:

  • K-12 students will return to school in a hybrid delivery model Tuesday, January 5, 2021, as planned, until January 29, or earlier when vaccines are made available to educators.  

At this time we would like to remind you that this week the hybrid learning schedule will go ahead as already planned:

  • Tues 1/5 & Thurs 1/7 - Students with last names A-L
  • Wed 1/6 & Fri 1 /8 - Students with last names M-Z

Beginning the week of Monday, January 11, we will introduce a new alternating day hybrid schedule to maximize opportunities for students to be on campus learning in-person while still maintaining the mitigation strategies of the hybrid model.

Alternating Day Hybrid Learning Schedule Starting January 11, 2021:

Date             Students on Campus

Mon Jan 11 -  Last name A-L

Tues Jan 12 - Last name M-Z

Wed Jan 13 - Last name A-L (one-hour early release)

Thur Jan 14 - Last name M-Z

Fri Jan 15 - Last name A-L

Mon Jan 18 - No school (Martin Luther King Day)

Tues Jan 19 - Last name M-Z

Wed Jan 20 - Last name A-L (one-hour early release)

Thur Jan 21 - Last name M-Z

Fri Jan 22 - Last name A-L

Mon Jan 25 - Last name M-Z

Tues Jan 26 - Last name A-L

Wed Jan 27 - Last name M-Z (one-hour early release)

Thur Jan 28 - Last name A-L

Fri Jan 29 - Last name M-Z

Special Education 

Students designated as Level C and students placed in special programs (Academic SCILLS, CD SCILLS, Functional Academic SCILLS and Functional SCILLS, LIFE/MD SCILLS, SPICE 1, SPICE 2, COPE or ESAP) will attend campus five days a week during the period of hybrid learning.

Alternative Schools and Programs

Canyon Valley High School and RISE Junior High students will attend five days a week, using their regular in-person schedule.

Nutrition Services

Curbside meals will continue to be offered at Gilbert Public Schools elementary school locations only during hybrid.  The student does not need to be present.  Families may pick up one free breakfast and one free lunch per child, Monday-Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 am, on the days they are not attending in-person school.  Children at school sites will be offered free breakfast and lunch according to their normal meal times.  The USDA has extended free meals to all children 18 years and younger throughout this school year.

Please expect further communication from your student’s school and teacher(s).  You can also visit for the most up to date information and reach out directly to your school with specific questions.  Thank you for your continued support.

Gilbert Public Schools


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