Connect, Create, Care
Gilbert Public Schools Family Newsletter | January 19, 2022
Message from the Superintendent
Dear GPS Parents and Families,
I hope you and your family had an enjoyable long weekend. We have a number of important updates and reminders for our families in this week’s newsletter so please read on for the most up-to-date information.
This continues to be a challenging time and we greatly appreciate your support and adherence to the various processes and mitigation measures we have in place on our campuses. For more information on these please visit, the Health Services section of our website. Together, we will continue to get through this, providing support for our students and for each other.
Shane McCord, Ed. D.
Gilbert Public Schools
Connect - Create - Care
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Changes to COVID General Exposure Notification Process for Students and Families - As of Thursday, January 20, 2022
In light of the current high volume of COVID notifications, and the significant impact this is having on school personnel time, the following changes will be implemented to the process for notifying our families of general class and bus route exposure to COVID-19 as of tomorrow Thursday, January 20, 2022. The goal is to provide easy access for our parents and families to up-to-date information while supporting our schools to focus on educating and supporting our students.
General class exposure email notifications will no longer be sent out to families. Instead, families will be able to view information regarding potential exposure to positive COVID cases, by class and bus route, on the district website at their convenience.
Please note, that if your student is required to quarantine you will receive communication directly from your campus.
Each school has a ‘Notification Dashboard’ on the district website that will be updated daily identifying the same key information that is currently included in the letters.
Bus route notifications will also be posted on the website on a ‘Transportation Notification Dashboard’.
No-Cost COVID-19 Testing Available
Daily Health Assessment
Nutrition Services Job Fair
Gilbert Public Schools Run for Fun
Arizona School Tax Credits
Congratulations to Aaron Johnson from Mesquite Junior High who was picked as the school's Gilbert Town Council Student Citizen of the Month.
Making an Impact
Congratulations to this group of students at Oak Tree Elementary who were just selected to be part of the Principal's Advisory Council. They offer input on campus safety, school activities, and help out at school assemblies.
Building a Legacy
A huge shout out to Isaiah Kai at Campo Verde for recently becoming the All-Time scoring leader in Campo Verde Men's Basketball history. Way to go!
Making an Impact
The East Valley Women's League and the faculty at Highland High recognized Tau Paula, Caden Carlon, and David Samsor for being outstanding students in and out of the classroom.
Students in the Kindness Club at Playa del Rey are reminding their classmates about the importance of respect.
Congratulations to Social Studies teacher, Casey Shaffer, of Gilbert High for achieving National Board Certification.