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Gilbert Public Schools Family Newsletter - May 22, 2020

Dear Gilbert Public Schools Parents and Families,


This is not how any of us anticipated ending the 2019/20 school year, but our combined efforts have helped protect our friends, families, and neighbors, and have supported our students to continue to learn and grow during this unprecedented time.


Despite the challenges our community is stronger than ever as we look forward to the summer and the new school year. This week I shared an update on planning for next year which you can view below. Please know we will continue to connect with you and update you over the summer as decisions are made. The health, safety, and emotional wellbeing of our students remain our top priorities.


Last night we celebrated our Class of 2020 with seven live-streamed graduation ceremonies. The fortitude and camaraderie of our seniors during this time has been inspiring. Seniors, as you go out into the world I am filled with pride that you represent the great tradition of graduates from Gilbert Public Schools.


To all of our students, well done! You have risen to the challenges and amazed me with your commitment to your learning and support for each other.


Parents and families, thank you! Gilbert Public Schools is a family that includes all of our students, staff, and our parents and families. Together we will continue to do great things! Please take care of yourselves and each other over the summer.


Sincerely,


Shane McCord

Superintendent

Gilbert Public Schools

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Update - 2020/2021 School Year

As the school year comes to a close we understand that our parents and students have many questions regarding what the new school year will look like. Please click on the pdf link below for an update from Dr. McCord, Superintendent, sent to our community May 21, 2020. For the most up-to-date information please continue to visit our website.

Summer Camp Registration Is Open

Register now for Gilbert Public Schools summer camps, being offered May 26 through July 31 at all five of our high schools. Offerings for preschool through eighth-grade students and your child doesn’t need to be enrolled in a GPS school to take part.


Camps run Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. They cost $170 per week, with discounts for 5- or 10-week sessions. Activities include virtual field trips, culinary, art and crafts, gaming, theater, and active games.


Extensive planning and procedures are in place to promote the health and safety of camp participants and staff, including deep cleaning, physical distancing, health assistants on-site, and curb drop-off.

Elementary Summer School Registration

Students will be provided with hands-on learning materials to go along with engaging online lessons instructed by certified teachers to create a unique learning experience. We will provide services for parents to pick up their child’s “Education To Go” box of materials, along with a Chromebook (if needed) at Finley Farms Elementary. Students will log in at their scheduled times to collaborate with other students and their teacher(s). Our Elementary Summer School staff are excited and looking forward to providing a fun, engaging, and hands-on remote learning experience. Register Now!

Gilbert Education Foundation - Virtual Awards Ceremony

Join Gilbert Education Foundation tonight, Friday May 22nd, at 7:30pm for a live-stream event where the winners of this year's GEF Scholarship and Varsity Awards will be announced.
Gilbert Education Foundation 2020 Awards Show

Parent Technology Services Over the Summer - Begins June 1st

Parents and staff may call the Helpdesk at (480) 497-3417 from (NEW HOURS) 7 am - 5:30 pm, Monday - Thursday if there is a technical issue with the district-issued device. After hours, parents and staff may leave a message.


If calling for a student, please have your child's name, campus, and Student ID number ready when you call to help us expedite the process. If needed, you will be asked to bring the device and/or charging cord to GPS Technology Services, 35 N. Greenfield Rd. for service or exchange equipment (Northeast corner of Greenfield Road and Elliot Road). A scheduled time will be arranged for drop off and pick up. Please do not drive to Technology Services without first speaking to our Helpdesk. For the safety of you and our staff, we will not have a walk-in service during this time.

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Register Now for Kindergarten

If you haven't registered or open enrolled your student for Kindergarten yet now is the time!


Please reach out to our elementary schools to learn more about what they offer and to ask any questions you might have. You can also visit the school's website, or visit our district website Kindergarten page and view our Kindergarten FAQ. Registration and enrollment are all online, it is quick and easy, and you can expect a warm welcome for your Kindergartner!


Traditional Kindergarten is offered at Neely Traditional Academy, Spectrum Elementary, and Canyon Rim Elementary. Half-Day Kindergarten is offered at Burk Elementary and Dual Language Spanish Immersion Kindergarten at Gilbert Elementary. All of our 27 elementary schools offer an exceptional Kindergarten experience.


Please share with any families that you think might be interested in learning more about enrolling with GPS for the 2020/21 school year, thank you!

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Connect With Us

To contact your school and teacher(s) please visit your school website 'Contact Us' page for more details.