Welcome to the 2021/22 School Year - July 28, 2021 | Read More

July 28, 2021


Dear Gilbert Public Schools Parents and Families,

Welcome to the 2021 - 2022 school year!  As we prepare for a new school year, beginning Wednesday, August 4, we are excited to come together and begin another year of learning and growth at Gilbert Public Schools.  A warm welcome back to our returning GPS students and families, and to new students and families joining us for the first time.  We are thrilled to see all of you on our campuses next week!

Our students will continue to be at the center of all of our efforts!  Our focus is their learning, their safety, and their wellbeing.   Please visit our Families Hub on our district website for the most up to date information, including COVID-19 mitigation strategies and FAQs for the new school year.  Also, if you haven’t already done so, please visit your student(s) school website for important information regarding Meet the Teacher nights, orientations, and other back to school activities and resources.

For the new school year we will be continuing to offer GPS Global Academy K-12 for students and families who choose to learn online.  We have an incredible team of administrators and teachers leading the way and we are excited for students and families to experience all that our GPS Global Academy has to offer.

Thank you to all of our employees who have been working so hard to ensure we are ready for a strong and supported start to the school year on all of our campuses.  Also, thank you to our parents and families for everything you are doing to prepare your children for the 2021/22 school year.  Together we are a family and I thank you for choosing Gilbert Public Schools.  I look forward to an incredible year where we all have the opportunity to work together for the benefit of each and every one of our GPS students.

We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday, August 4, 2021!


Shane McCord, Ed. D.


Gilbert Public Schools