Gates Mills Gazette

October 23, 2020

Weekly Update

Thank you to all of the parents and guardians who took the time to meet with their child's classroom teacher. We enjoyed speaking with all of you about your wonderful children. We are all working towards the same results...a positive and successful school year for your child. Feel free to reach out at anytime should you have additional questions regarding your child's academic progress.

Halloween will be taking place this year at Gates Mills Elementary! We will be celebrating Halloween in school on Friday, October 30th. Remote students will also have the option to participate in the fun. Please CLICK HERE to find information regarding our Halloween festivities.

Remote learners will be able to pick up their Halloween bag beginning on Wednesday, October 28th. Please make sure to get your child's bag before Friday, October 30th so your child can participate in the festivities with their classmates. You can pick up your child's Halloween bag (which includes a pumpkin, decorating stickers, Bingo and a snack) between the hours of 7:30 - 3:00 PM.

Keep smiling,

Laurel Ravida

Principal, Gates Mills Elementary

Red Ribbon Week

Next week we will celebrate Red Ribbon Week at Gates Mills Elementary! Join in on the largest drug prevention awareness program! We celebrate Red Ribbon Week to raise awareness of living a drug free life.
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Remote Learners - Citizen of the Day

Parents of remote learners, please complete this form (with your student's help and input!) so that she or he may be featured as the Gates Mills Citizen of the Day at some point this school year!

In-person learners have completed a paper copy of this questionnaire at school.

Safety First

Just a friendly reminder that car riders should exit on the passenger side of the car only! We don't want our student walking behind or in front of any cars. Thanks for helping to keep all of our students safe!

Also, our buses will continue to keep a few windows open so that there is good ventilation throughout the bus. You may want to be sure your child has a sweatshirt or coat in case it gets chilly on the bus.

Special - Physical Education

Specials will look a little different at Gates Mills now that we are offering an in-person and remote learning option. Specialists will spend an entire quarter at Gates Mills. This will not change the specials rotation calendar which is listed below. Students will still have special on their assigned grade level day.

Quarter 1: Music (Mr. Hall)

Quarter 2: Physical Education (Mr. Myers)

Quarter 3: Art (Mrs. Christopher)

Quarter 4: PBL (Mr. Roy)

Quarter 2 Physical Education

Mr. Randy Myers, Physical Education

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Wednesday, November 11th

  • In person learners will be photographed during the school day.
  • Remote learners can come to the gym doors between 4:00-6:00 PM to get their picture taken.
  • Photographers will always wear a mask.
  • All photographers temperatures are checked.
  • Photographers will use longer lens to photograph children.
  • There will be no group photos.

Parent Teacher Club

Gates Mills School Parent Teacher Club (PTC) provides support and enhancement for every student and family at Gates Mills School. This is done through a variety of educational, social and service events. The PTC at Gates Mills is an active and positive group that welcomes participation at any level.

Our parent volunteers at Gates Mills School are extremely valued and important. There are numerous opportunities throughout the year to participate in your child’s education including in the classroom, on field trips, and as a member of the PTC to name only a few. Volunteers are one of the reasons Gates Mills School is such a great school! If you are interested in volunteering for PTC activities, please indicate on your PTC contribution form. You can also email your interest to Any amount of time and help is welcomed!

Contributions: PTC contributions at any level are an important part of making Gates Mills Schools successful. Funds help the PTC pay for classroom parties, morning breakfast events, school picnics, field trips, school wide assemblies, items for the school, ice cream socials, end of year parties, teacher gifts, luncheons, graduation activities and so much more.

Contribution Link:

2020-2021 PTC Board:

Breanne Krenisky, President

Meghan Perez, Vice President

Robin Polack, Treasurer

Seth Task, Secretary


Please take the time to help Gates Mills School by registering your Heinen's Tasteful Rewards Card. Information can be found below.
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Lunch Ordering

All lunches In-Person and Remote MUST BE PRE-ORDERED

Pre-Ordering Lunch

  • Go to the School Store within Infinite Campus to make your meal requests.
  • The pre-ordered meal(s) will not be charged to your student's food account.
  • Only one order per meal per student is allowed.
  • Easy weekly ordering- All meal orders must be placed by Thursday for the following week.
  • Choose either In-person Lunch, or if you are staying remote please pick-up Lunch at either the High School or Middle School
  • Choose Menu Meal with milk or Menu Meal without milk or if the student wants the alternate EZ Jammer, choose EZ Jammer with milk or Ez Jammer without milk. (EZ Jammer is a soy butter/jelly uncrustable)

Please note you must go in and order by 11:59 pm Thursday for meals for the following week

Please CLICK HERE for additional information regarding Pre-Ordering Lunch.


Champions is offering before and after school care for all K-5 students.

  • Before Care: 7:00-8:30 at Gates Mills Elementary School
  • After Care: 1:30-6:00 at Center Elementary School (Gates Mills students will be transported to Center Elementary)
  • Registration: Click Here
  • Contact: Marrissa Patrone, Area Manager (330) 501-7783

Additional Champions Information

COVID19 Reporting

Pursuant to the Ohio Department of Health Director’s Order that went into effect on 9/8/2020, the District has established a reporting mechanism for parents to notify the district if their student(s) test positive for COVID 19. Parents/Guardians only need to select one of the reporting mechanisms to report a confirmed COVID 19 test. Please see the information below.

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Morning Announcements

We will have weekly morning announcements for Gates Mills Elementary. Please click on the links to view these daily announcements.

Monday, October 26th

Tuesday, October 27th

Wednesday, October 28th

Thursday, October 29th

Friday, October 30th

Remote Learning Tools Resource

As we continue to connect with the students remotely, our goal is to provide families with as much support as possible. The following website has been created to provide resources for parents regarding technology questions. Please visit it for information about many of the remote learning tools we will be using this year.

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Cashless Reminder

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in conjunction with recommendations from the CDC regarding limiting risk and exposure to the virus, Mayfield CSD will go CASHLESS for its collections of all student fees, field trips, food service, athletic ticket sales, and any other extra or co-curricular events or fundraisers.

Parents will be asked to access Infinite Campus and log a payment via a credit card. If you need any assistance, please check out the following link to access or create your IC account.

District Calendar

Our District Calendar has gone digital! Our District Calendar will be automatically updated as dates and events are changed. You can access the District Calendar via this link:

Mayfield City Schools District Calendar

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