This Week at Gateway
Gateway Regional Community Newsletter-March 22, 2021
Congratulations to the cast of our fall play, The Brothers Grim Spectaculathon! The cast and crew did a great job navigating the many challenges to get the show produced. A special thank you to Mrs. Halpin, Ava Hojnowski (student director), and Mr. Pridy for all of their efforts to see the project through.
This Week at a Glance
- In-Person Instruction Cohort A & D: periods 1-4
- Online Instruction for Cohorts B & C: periods 1-4
- In-Person Instruction Cohort A & D: periods 5-8
- Online Instruction for Cohorts B & C: periods 5-8
- Wednesdays will be used for office hours or small group and individual instruction. Office hours will run on the 1st-8th period bell schedule to prevent overlapping schedules.
- Board of Education Meeting 7:00 Auditorium
- In-Person Instruction Cohort B & D: periods 1-4
- Online Instruction for Cohorts A & C: periods 1-4
- In-Person Instruction Cohort B & D: periods 5-8
- Online Instruction for Cohorts A & C: periods 5-8
Last week, 7th graders received their new Chromebooks. This week, Gateway will upgrade 10th grade student Chromebooks:
Cohort A/D: Chromebooks during English classes Monday-Tuesday
Cohort B/D: Chromebooks during English classes Thursday-Friday
Cohort C: Students will be able to come to the main office on Wednesday to return their old Chromebooks and receive their new ones.
- Any individual with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home and contact their healthcare provider. These symptoms are listed on the daily health screening you complete
- If someone in your household is sick or being tested for COVID-19 due to illness, students should stay home until the test result is received.
- Siblings of a student who has symptoms and meets criteria should be excluded from school until the symptomatic individual receives a negative test result.
I know all of this can be confusing, so if you are in doubt or need help, please reach out directly to Mrs. Alter, our school nurse or the main office. We appreciate your cooperation.
If you are having trouble with your Chromebook, check out the link below for possible solutions. If none of these solutions work, contact any of your teachers, they will fill out a tech request and we can get you a loaner device
Project Graduation is planning to have a meeting on March 31st. More details will follow.
***Graduation Date Change***
New Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 7-11pm
New Location: The Orchard Garden at Masso's
The Prom will only be open to Gateway students. No students from other schools may attend.
COVID restrictions will apply. More details to follow.
The senior trip is scheduled for June 4-8.
Save the Date
There is an information meeting concerning the 2021 Junior/Senior prom scheduled for Wednesday, April 7 at 1:30pm for all juniors and seniors interested in attending prom. The zoom link will be posted in your "Class of 2021" or "Class of 2022" Google Classrooms that day. Please contact Mrs. Genzano or Mrs. A. Evans with any questions.
The Yearbook staff wants to hear what you think! We currently have the following polls open for a brief time if you are interested in sharing your opinions. Thanks in advance for your participation!
MS & HS students and staff are welcome to vote now through midnight on Wednesday 3/24 at this link https://forms.gle/HydFsiY44yrALhmbA
8th Grade Superlatives:
MS 8th grade students only can vote now through midnight on Wednesday 3/24 at this link https://forms.gle/sMRfgQZqkHjRq8qZ9
8th Grade Polls:
MS 8th grade students only can vote now through midnight on Wednesday 3/24 at this link https://forms.gle/LfoPVvWCtXPvQiN27
7th Grade Polls:
MS 7th grade students only can vote now through midnight on Wednesday 3/24 at this link https://forms.gle/4qT5MF7fKGqe7bwd8
Academic Section Polls:
Any MS or HS student can vote now through midnight on Wednesday 3/24 at this link https://forms.gle/n5qQbyj3Qbn8YkTc8
Cost of HS Yearbook - $90
Cost of MS Yearbook - $35
Please use the link on the Gateway website under the parents/student tab.
Don't miss out on the memories! Any questions contact Mrs. Fayer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Aviation Program Students
Gateway 100 Mile Club
SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB IS VIRTUAL
Just a reminder that the Sign Language Club is continuing to meet virtually. The meetings are Wednesday at 12:30 and are open to anyone. If you would like to learn to sign we would love to have you! Just email Mrs. Norton at email@example.com for the link.
If you are struggling with your classes and need some support, fill out this form. We will make every effort to have you matched with a member of the National Honor Society for tutoring.
The Baldosaro Comfort Closet Remains Open!
The Comfort Closet is full with generous donations from Gateway families. The Closet is stocked with clothes, toiletries, coats, shoes, school supplies and many other items to be given at NO CHARGE. It is the goal of the Closet to lessen worries for our Gateway students about daily needs so that they can focus on learning. The Closet is easy to access, before and after school, by appointment or items can be delivered to your home. For an appointment or to arrange delivery contact (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Seniors Helping Seniors
For example, Mr. and Mrs. Smith from Woodbury Heights need their patio furniture moved into their garage for the winter. They can call or email the school and the coordinator will return their call and make arrangements. The coordinator will assemble a group of students and make arrangements for transportation to the Smiths' home and accompany the seniors.
This program is designed for the students to give back to the community and the senior citizens to get help with projects that may be difficult for them to handle without assistance. Everything will be done with consideration to COVID-19 protocols. Please feel free to share information about the Seniors Helping Seniors initiative with those in the community that benefit from the program.
To participate or with any questions or comments please reach out to Cindy Norton at Gateway (email@example.com).
College and Career Readiness
Do you have big plans after graduation? We want to hear about your acceptance: College or University, Trade or Career Program, or Armed Forces of the United States. Please email Dr. Pierro with your acceptance letter. We would like to give you the recognition you deserve in the newsletter and morning announcements!
Anyone interested in playing football next season please contact Coach Pulli at firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out this Google Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhtIlJAFGRuDeY_98j4VvqIkeHCnVC5_nKKSD1wRIavj-oWg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Workouts are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:30-3pm in three groups. Please contact Coach Pulli to get the information.
Attention 7th and 8th Graders
7th and 8th Graders, are you interested in weight lifting or plan to play football when you get to high school? Fill out this Google Form in order to get information on weight training on a program and with a team. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhtIlJAFGRuDeY_98j4VvqIkeHCnVC5_nKKSD1wRIavj-oWg/viewform?usp=sf_link
If you have any questions please reach out to Coach Pulli at email@example.com