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 As a result of recent Governing Board direction and the plan to begin in-person hybrid instruction on September 8th, the dates for On-site Learning Support Programs has been extended for the families that were previously registered for the dates of 8/17-8/28. This date has been extended to 9/4/2020. If your child was not previously registered for this program, please contact their school to see if there is availability to be added for the week of 8/31-9/4/2020.

Program dates are Tuesday, September 8th through Friday, September 18th.

What is Onsite Learning?  

Based on Governor Ducey’s most recent executive order, along with Superintendent Hoffman’s follow-up guidance, all school districts are mandated to offer free onsite learning opportunities for students beginning August 17, 2020. This plan needs to also provide for supervision of young children along with access to internet connection.

Onsite Learning Support - Open Lab: Supervision and academic support will be provided for young students who do not have a caregiver at home or needing access to internet. Elementary campuses will have designated classrooms, music rooms or multipurpose spaces for registered students to be supervised as they complete online coursework. Students must bring their GPS issued device as well as headphones, and supply their own transportation to and from campus. With limited space and staff members available, and in alignment with our health mitigation strategies, we highly recommend students only stay on campus for the amount of time necessary to complete online coursework as there are no activities outside of VIK before/after school programs. Should a student need to stay on campus for the full duration of the school day for supervision reasons, it is expected that he/she brings materials such as books, art supplies, and/or individual games, which may assist in giving them an activity to complete after coursework is finished. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided as well as breaks throughout the day. (There is no recess, in-person specials or direct instruction. All instruction is via online platform.)

Hours of Operation: 

Elementary:  8:00 am - 3:00 pm - M,T,Th, F, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm - W

Jr. High:        8:30 am - 3:30 pm - M-F

Sr. High:        7:30 am - 2:30 pm - M-F                                   

  • Before and after care is available through the Community Educations VIK program, fees do apply.
  • Classrooms will be monitored by GPS staff.
  • Students must bring a laptop device and charger to log in for their coursework. Logging in to Buzz will also take their attendance. The classroom monitor does not take attendance.
  • Transportation is not provided to or from school for this program.

Registration: (Students MUST register on home campus when space is available, other campus locations may be selected if necessary based on availability)

In an effort to adhere to local health guidance as well as ensure GPS has adequate staff available to supervise all onsite supports, each campus registration will be limited to 30 students per section. Should all campuses reach capacity, an expansion plan has been put in place based on staff availability. Registered students will be able to arrive and depart anytime between the hours noted above for their grade level.  Families will need to provide transportation.  

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