Innovator Update

GPS Global Academy - August 9, 2021

Week 2!

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

Anytime, Anywhere!

During the week of August 23 you will receive a video-recording from your teacher(s) with classroom and curriculum information and updates. After watching the video(s), we encourage you to follow up with your teacher(s) with questions you may have!

Spread the word! + SWAG!

GPS Global Academy is an Arizona-certified online school, which allows us to enroll students across the state, tuition-free, from Kindergarten through 12th grade. We have various synchronous and asynchronous offerings to meet students' and families' needs. We're proud to provide a Gilbert Public Schools diploma to our full-time 12th grade students who meet district and state requirements.


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!

In order to access Global Academy classes, students will need an internet-capable laptop or Chromebook with the Google Chrome software installed. Families are welcome to use their own device(s), but if you would like to check one out you may do so. If you still need a Chromebook, please visit our office to check one out.


  • Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm

Location: GPS Global Academy Office (55 N. Greenfield Road, Gilbert AZ 85234)


For information about our district's device protection program, please click here!

Free Meal Pickup Information

For information about the free meal service to students aged 18 and under, please view the following flyers:


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?

Parents can log into Buzz by clicking the large tile (shown, left) within their Infinite Campus portal.


If you would like to watch a parent onboarding video, please click here.

Bell Schedules

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.


Elementary Schedules:


Secondary Schedule:

Class Schedules Available in Infinite Campus

Class schedules for all students are now available in Infinite Campus. Please review these schedules carefully and let us know if we can make any changes for you.




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

While last year was quite an anomaly, we have fine tuned Global’s previous procedures and processes to ensure a high quality educational experience for all. We will send student and family contracts by the end of the second week of school but if you would like to preview this overview, please check out the following documents:

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering at any capacity for our district or school? Check out our opportunities and let us know your interests using this form: click here!

Did you know?

GPS Global Academy has more than a decade of experience providing excellence in online education in Arizona. While we have previously focused on opportunities for junior high and high school students, the last year allowed us to expand to offering K-6 classes as well. We are thrilled to be able to embark upon a new journey as a K-12 learning institution.

Questions?

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.