Staff Updates

Gilbert Public Schools - Connecting, Creating, and Caring

There For Each Other

April 15, 2020

Dear GPS Family,

The work being done by our teachers, support staff and administrators is truly impressive! Thank you for all you are doing to educate and support our students and families. As each week passes of this temporary new 'normal', it is essential that we continue to reach out to our colleagues to offer support, and ask for support if we need it.

In this week's staff newsletter, we have included some important updates and celebrations of the support we receive from the GPS community. We are blessed to live, work and learn in a community that cares. Thank you again for your continued commitment to Gilbert Public Schools and, as always, please be safe.


Shane McCord, Ed. D.


Connect, Create, Care

Benefits Enrollment 2020/21 - Open Now, Closes May 1st

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Reminder for Hourly Employees

All hourly employees should be completing the time-sheet document provided to you, by email, from OTM. Any questions please reach out to your supervisor. Thank you!

Professional Growth and Development - Remote Learning

Remote Learning Support

Need some ideas for remote learning? Visit the Professional Growth “Remote Learning Tips and Tricks” page on the Employee Hub. Let us do the research so you can just get great new ideas quickly. New material is posted every few days, so check in with us each week for updates. Remote Learning Tips & Tricks Page

Safe Schools

All employees should have received an email notice from Safe Schools on April 15. In response to requests from employees across the district, we have opened the 2020-21 Safe Schools window so that certified and classified employees can use the time that they are at home to complete this requirement if they so choose. The “due date” for completing Safe Schools requirements is September 30, but employees may choose to complete the process anytime between now and then. Just click on the Safe Schools icon on the Rapid Identity page and the list of required training will be there.

PGD on Social

Want a quick way to know when we’ve added new material to the Hub page? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Join your colleagues on any of these platforms for great collaborative ideas on how to adjust, adapt and feel successful during these ever-changing times!

@GPSProfGrowth on Twitter

GPSProfGrowth on Facebook

@GPSProfGrowth on Instagram

Search GPS Professional Growth on YouTube

New Principals Announcement

Please join us in welcoming two new Principals for the 2020/21 school year:

  • Tyler Dumas, currently Assistant Principal at Campo Verde High, has been appointed as the new South Valley Junior High Principal for the 2020/21 school year.

  • Brian Winter, currently Principal of Maricopa High, has been appointed as the new Gilbert High Principal for the 2020/21 school year.

Online Enrollment PreK-12 Open For 2020/21

Reminder: Online enrollment is open for PreK-12 grade for the 2020/21 school year. Please support us in sharing this information with your community.

K-12 Enrollment -

Preschool Enrollment -

Thank You Desert Ridge High!

A few weeks ago the Desert Ridge High Engineering Department used 3D printers to cut out mask hooks to save the back of health professional's ears. The Desert Ridge High nurse then dropped these off to nurses that work in the ER and Banner Health. Thank you!
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