At the June 13 board meeting, the school board approved changes to the district open enrollment policy. The changes affect the kindergarten and sixth grade classes of 2017-2018. The application process for 2017-2018 begins on July 1, 2016. Click here to read more about the changes.
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Gilbert Elementary and Intermediate Schools have received grants for Iowa Reading Corp tutors in both schools. These trained tutors will work with students one-on-one to improve their reading skills. Other Story County schools have had tutors for the past two years have seen great benefits. The elementary is looking for one, full-time tutor, and the intermediate school has an opening for one, part-time tutor. More information can be found at the Americorp links listed below. Questions can be emailed to either Staci Edwards at the elementary or Amy Griffin at the intermediate.
This summer, Gilbert Community Schools will be offering a summer reading program for our students who need additional assistance in the area of reading. Gilbert has created a program based on the recommendations from the Iowa Department of Education.Summer school will consist of two 3-week sessions for a total of 70 hours of reading instruction. Teacher to student ratio will be approximately 1:5. For the summer of 2016, we are inviting the children that qualify based on our criteria. Letters were sent to parents mid-May based on spring assessment results. The following websites can be used for more information about Iowa’s Early Literacy Law, parent resources or summer school:
For more information, call the elementary office at 232-3744.