GPS Global Academy - August 9, 2021
Hello, Global Families!
We hope your first week was FANTASTIC! We know that a handful of Innovators experienced some technical issues in the past few days, and we appreciate your patience as we work to make everything right.
Beginning this week, elementary students will see PE and Art classes in their Buzz account, and parents will receive information from those teachers about the various ways to engage in those classes.
See below for information about our "on-demand" curriculum days coming up. This will be a great opportunity to hear from your child's teacher(s) about what's planned for their classes this year. Please don't hesitate to reach out to the teachers with specific questions you might have for them.
Let's make this an AMAZING week!
On-Demand Curriculum Days
Monday, Aug. 23rd, 5pm
Spread the word! + SWAG!
If you know someone who is interested in enrolling, please direct them to contact us and/or complete an online registration form, found at gilbertschools.net/enroll
By the way, every family who refers a new student to GPS Global Academy will receive a Global Swag mystery item!
Chromebook Pickup Continues This Week!
- Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm
Location: GPS Global Academy Office (55 N. Greenfield Road, Gilbert AZ 85234)
How does my student log in?
Your child's Buzz username can be found in your Infinite Campus portal by selecting "More" and then "Family information." The username is everything before @gilbertschools.net in your students' email address. Your child's password takes the following format: gps + first_initial + last 4 digits of their student id (example: gpsd1234).
How do I access the parent portal?
If you would like to watch a parent onboarding video, please click here.
Our bell schedule remains in full effect this week. Remember that Wednesday, August 11 will follow the early-release schedule.
Please remember: Our schedule identifies times where students will be engaged in their online classes, both on the computer and away from it. Our teachers will plan to build in breaks and a variety of activities to help keep students engaged during the day.
- Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (and first day of school)
- Wednesday early release (will be used starting August 11)
- Secondary Synchronous schedule
- Please note that there will be synchronous classes held on Wednesdays
Class Schedules Available in Infinite Campus
- Elementary requests should be emailed to GAOnline@gilbertschools.net
- 7th through 12th grade requests should be sent via the Change Form
We have excellent teachers at each grade level who are excited to have your child in class and they have been chosen very carefully by our administration. Please note that due to our size and other factors, we will not be making any classroom changes based on teacher preference.
Some procedures and expectations have shifted this year
Did you know?
For other information, our brand new school website is a great resource. The easiest way to get there is to go to www.gilbertschools.net and select GPS Global Academy from the GPS Directory dropdown menu. Most of the most important links are immediately accessible on various tiles.
Other information will continue to be added in the coming weeks.