Gilbert Public Schools - Connecting, Creating, and Caring
Doing What We Do Best
At times like these when we are presented with challenges, we have an opportunity to focus on what matters most. Over the last few weeks, I have witnessed extraordinary examples of our employees going above and beyond to continue to educate and support our students, our families, and each other. To all of you out there serving meals, cleaning our schools, educating our students, supporting our staff, and leading our district forward, I want to say THANK YOU. Together we will get through this, and I know that we will continue to do what we do best - Connect, Create and Care.
Keeping connected is more important than ever, and in that light, I would like to welcome you to our weekly staff district newsletter that will arrive in your inbox once a week filled with updates and useful resources. We will also continue to connect with our staff and community via email, our website, and social media.
From my heart to yours, thank you! Let's continue to show the world what it means to be a part of Gilbert Public Schools.
Shane McCord, Ed. D.
Connect, Create, Care
BeWell Resources for All Staff
Visit our Wellness Resources page for community resources. Also, all benefit-eligible staff can reach out to the GPS Employee Assitance Program (EAP) (details in iVisions) to access free, confidential support 24/7.
Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 are scheduled holidays. Please note, free meal drive-thrus will be closed Friday, April 10, but extra food will be distributed on Thursday, April 9, and drive-thrus will be back open Monday, April 13.
Professional Growth and Learning
Remote Learning Tips and Tricks Website
Professional Growth and Development just launched a Remote Learning Tips and Tricks area in the Employee Hub. On this site, you will find weekly Screen-side Chats; Online Mini-PDs with ideas to add to your remote learning playlists/environments; weekly office hours if you need support; and a resource bank of materials. Stop by and check it out!
PD Facebook Group
If you aren't a member of this private group, you need to jump on and join us. The sharing of ideas, encouragement, and laughs is contagious. So many ideas for remote learning, staying connected with students and parents! Just log into your Facebook account and search for GPSProfGrowth. Click that you'd like to join and we will invite you in!
Remote Learning Opportunities for Support Staff
Our Professional Growth and Development team has compiled an extensive list of free online training opportunities for support staff. The training is all GPS approved and is provided through a variety of sources. Reach out to your supervisor to learn more and get signed up!