Harris Weekly Update



It has been a long time coming, but we hope you are as excited as we are to welcome students back to campus. We begin in a hybrid fashion on Tuesday, September 8. If the projections for the continued decline of our COVID numbers hold we will resume school fully in-person on Monday, September 21.

The hybrid return splits students into two groups. Students with the last name A-L will attend school on Mondays and Thursdays. Students with the last name M-Z will attend school in-person on Tuesdays and Fridays.

All students will participate in remote learning on Wednesday, September 9 & 16. Teachers will let students know what the plan and schedule will be for both Wednesdays during hybrid learning. Additionally, your child will have activities to complete independently on the two days they are not attending in-person. Students will need to log into Buzz for attendance for the at-home days.

Acknowledgment Form

Please complete the acknowledgment form electronically included at the link below confirming your understanding of the COVID - 19 pandemic. Please complete this form for each of your students attending the school prior to September 8- COVID~19 Acknowledgement and Disclosure Form

Daily Student Health Assessment

Before attending each day on campus, you and your student must complete a student health assessment. Please view the assessment here. Students who are sick or feeling any COVID like symptoms can’t be on campus. For more information including health resources and information please visit www.gilbertschools.net/healthservices.

Face Coverings

Students in grades 1-12 must wear a face-covering in the building including classrooms. Preschool and kindergarten students may wear a face covering at their parents’ discretion. Make sure your child brings a mask each day they are in school. We also suggest each student brings an extra mask in a ziplock bag with their name on it to store at school. Masks are not required while students are eating or engaging in strenuous activities such as PE or recess in which social distancing can occur. We do recognize some students cannot safely wear a face covering. Refer to the Face Covering Student Exemption Protocol for more information and contact your school’s health office if you would like to discuss further.

NEW Bus Route Information!

This year GPS is delighted to be introducing a new tool for our families to find their student’s bus

stop and route information. The Versatrans eLink tool is now live and updated with bus stops

and routes for this school year. Please visit our website to use this tool -


Cafeteria Update

During hybrid, we will be offering curbside meal pick-up to the public on Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM.

Weds, September 9th & 16th, meal curbside pick up is from 7:00 AM-9:30 AM.

*Special arrangements can be made by calling the cafeteria manager.

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MON 9/7/20

Labor Day, No School

TUES 9/8/20

Hybrid School, Last Names M-Z @ 7:55 AM - 2:55 PM

WEDS 9/9/20

ALL Student Remote Learning

Meet The Teacher Day, (refer to your child's teachers for schedule or the Harris Website)

THURS 9/10/20

Hybrid Learning, Last Names A-L @ 7:55 AM-2:55 PM

FRI 9/11/20

Hybrid Learning, Last Names M-Z @ 7:55 AM-2:55 PM


MON 9/14/20

Hybrid Learning, Last Names A-L @ 7:55 AM-2:55 PM

TUES 9/15/20

Hybrid School, Last Names M-Z @ 7:55 AM - 2:55 PM

WEDS 9/16/20

HALF DAY, ALL Student Remote Learning

THURS 9/17/20

Hybrid Learning, Last Names A-L @ 7:55 AM-2:55 PM

FRI 9/18/20

Hybrid Learning, Last Names M-Z @ 7:55 AM-2:55 PM