Harris Weekly Update


Schools Remain Closed This Week

COVID-19 school closures have significantly impacted all our lives. This situation, however, has not altered the Gilbert Public Schools’ desire to provide a quality educational environment for students. It is extremely important that all students remember that, while utilizing remote learning opportunities, it is still their responsibility to interact appropriately with teachers and other students at all times. This means that, although we are not physically together, students must treat each other with respect and understanding, and are accountable for their behavior.

If a student is determined to not be following appropriate behavioral expectations as listed in the link below, they are likely to receive consequences, which could include removal from remote learning. Please be a team player and help us work together through this challenging time!

Parents and guardians, please review the student expectations below with your child.

GPS Student Expectations During Remote Learning

For updates and Information on schools closures, please refer to our district website www.gilbertschools.net


Parents may call the Helpdesk @ (480) 497-3417 from 6 am - 6 pm if their student has a technical issue with district-issued Chromebook. After hours, parents may leave a message.

COX COMMUNICATIONS is offering 2 months of FREE WiFi and $9.95 after that. Click the link below to see if you qualify.


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LEXIA Reading Enrichment-Opt IN

Lexia is a fun, web-based program managed by your school's Reading Specialist that helps students practice their literacy skills. The activities in Lexia support and build on your child’s literacy skills by developing reading concepts in six areas: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Lexia is being offered as an enrichment opportunity and is not a requirement. No grades or attendance will be taken and participation is 100% optional.

For a child to participate, a guardian must complete the form indicating you would like your child to have the opportunity to utilize Lexia at home. The Reading Specialist will then notify you with additional login information in the upcoming weeks.

Click here to complete form

FREE Pick-Up & Go Meals

Here at Harris Elementary, we are proud to offer FREE breakfast and lunch to all children effected by the school closures.



LUNCH SERVED @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Located in our cafeteria. For other GPS locations please visit our District website @ www.gilbertschools.net

Additional Helpful Resources

Matthew’s Crossing (480-857-2296) 1368 N Arizona Ave Ste 112 Chandler, AZ 85225

Food Boxes: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9:00 am - noon, Wed 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Open Arms Care Center (480-539-0175) 522 N Gilbert Rd #103 Gilbert, AZ 85234

Food Box: Mon, Wed 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Tue, Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 am & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Calvary Chapel Queen Creek Food Bank (480-988-2984) 19248 E. San Tan Boulevard Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Food Boxes: 2nd and 4th Saturdays 9:00-11:00 am

East Mesa Food Bank (480-986-9827) 752 S Ellsworth Mesa, AZ 85208

Food boxes: Sunday at 4:45pm

Mesa First Presbyterian Church (480-964-8606) 161 N Mesa Dr Mesa, AZ 85201

Food Boxes :Friday 8:00 am

Paz de Cristo Community Center (480-464-2370) 424 W Broadway Rd Mesa, AZ 85210 Dinner daily 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Food boxes 1st & 2nd Tue of the month 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Food boxes 4th Sat of the month 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Salvation Army: Chandler Corps (480-963-2041) 85 E Saragosa St Chandler, AZ 85225

Food Boxes: Tue - Fri 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Lutheran Social Services of the South (480-654-4539) 5946 E University Dr. Mesa, AZ 85205 Food Boxes: Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Kelly MC’s Resource Center (480-225-6664) 1720 E 8th Ave. Mesa, AZ 85204

Food Boxes, clothing & household items

St. Vincent de Paul Mesa Dining Room 67 W. Broadway Rd. Mesa, AZ 85210

AZCEND (480-963-1423) 345 S California St. Chandler, AZ 85225 Emergency Food Boxes: Mondays 12pm-3pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

Supplemental food boxes: Fridays 9:00-11:00 am. Food tickets are distributed beginning at 7:30am.

United Food Bank 358 E Javelina Ave. Mesa, AZ 85210

Food distribution: Fridays 8am-12pm

For additional resources: Call 2-1-1 or

211arizona.org, www.azfoodbanks.org , arizonaselfhelp.org