GPS Global Academy - August 2, 2021
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!
Hello, Global Families!
On Friday we had a chance for all of our teachers to meet and prepare for the new year. They are so excited to meet you and your students!
We're excited to see Kindergarten through 6th grade students and families at Meet the Teacher Night this evening! This is a great night to meet the teacher via a virtual classroom visit. Last Friday, your teacher sent a welcome email contained a link to their WebEx rooms. Simply log in any time between 5 and 6:30 pm for a little meet and greet with teacher and classmates. Teachers will share a supply list in their welcome letters, as well as any other information pertinent to the start of the school year. For secondary students and families, Open House will be scheduled for the third week of school.
Please read the following newsletter carefully as it is packed with critical information you will need to begin the new year.
Wednesday, August 4th: First Day of School!
We are ready to kick-off a new school year!
K-6 students will begin each day at 8:00 am, and synchronous secondary students will be meeting in the mornings. Asynchronous classes offer student flexibility, but don’t wait too long to get started!
Please see below for information about daily schedules and more.
How does my student log in?
Your child's Buzz username can be found in your Infinite Campus portal by selecting "More" and then "Family information." The username is everything before @gilbertschools.net in your students' email address. Your child's password takes the following format: gps + first_initial + last 4 digits of their student id (example: gpsd1234).
How do I access the parent portal?
If you would like to watch a parent onboarding video, please click here.
Please remember: Our schedule identifies times where students will be engaged in their online classes, both on the computer and away from it. Our teachers will plan to build in breaks and a variety of activities to help keep students engaged during the day.
- Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (and first day of school)
- Wednesday early release (will be used starting August 11)
Class Schedules Available in Infinite Campus
- Elementary requests should be emailed to GAOnline@gilbertschools.net
- 7th through 12th grade requests should be sent via the Change Form
We have excellent teachers at each grade level who are excited to have your child in class and they have been chosen very carefully by our administration. Please note that due to our size and other factors, we will not be making any classroom changes based on teacher preference.
Some procedures and expectations have shifted this year
Chromebook Pickup Continues This Week!
Chromebook distribution dates/times:
- Monday, August 2, 8am to 4pm
- Tuesday, August 3, 8am to 4pm
Location: GPS Global Academy Office (55 N. Greenfield Road, Gilbert AZ 85234)
Did you know?
For other information, our brand new school website is a great resource. The easiest way to get there is to go to www.gilbertschools.net and select GPS Global Academy from the GPS Directory dropdown menu. Most of the most important links are immediately accessible on various tiles.
Other information will continue to be added in the coming weeks.