Gilbert Public Schools - Connecting, Creating, and Caring
Support Staff Appreciation Week
April 21, 2020
Dear GPS Family,
It's Support Staff Appreciation Week! Our school buildings may be closed but our support staff continue to make things happen for our students and families! Thank you to each and every one of you for stepping up during this time, and continuing to be examples of what makes Gilbert Public Schools so special.
Also, this week would have been our Employee of the Year celebration, a special time for us to get together and celebrate the best of the best! Under current circumstances, we are unfortunately unable to celebrate in person but please join me in congratulating all of our nominees and finalists! We look forward to celebrating you all and announcing the winners, in the future.
Please read on for important updates and celebrations, and as always thank YOU for all you continue to do for our students, families, and the district - I appreciate you!
Shane McCord, Ed. D.
Connect, Create, Care
Nutrition Services - Donated Masks
Best of Gilbert 2020 - Vote Now
Don't Forget: Benefits Enrollment 2020/21 Closes May 1st
Support Staff of the Year Finalists
Kiem Allison, Nutrition Services
Vicki Haro, Highland High
Kevin Moeller, Highland Junior High
Teacher of the Year Finalists
Charlene Fujino, Gilbert High School
Angelo Martins, Mesquite Elementary School
Alexis Mason, South Valley Junior High School
Administrator of the Year Finalists
Albert Dutchover, Operations
Thea Hansen, Carol Rae Elementary School
Ryan Nelson, Technology Services
Visit our Wellness Resources page for community resources. Also, all benefit-eligible staff can reach out to the GPS Employee Assitance Program (EAP) (details in iVisions) to access free, confidential support 24/7.
Safe Schools Training
We have opened the 2020-21 Safe Schools window so employees can complete this requirement now if they so choose. Just click on the Safe Schools icon on the Rapid Identity page and the list of required training will be there.
Remote Learning Tips and Tricks
Need some ideas for remote learning? Visit the Professional Growth “Remote Learning Tips and Tricks” page on the Employee Hub. New material is posted every few days, so check in with us each week for updates.