This Week at Gateway
Gateway Regional Community Newsletter-March 1, 2021
In August, our committee developed a state-approved return to school plan in a hybrid cohort model. In this model, students attend school in-person 2 days per week. Currently, the average number of students in person is about 5 students per room. Based on this information, we are working to increase the number of students attending and the number of days of in-person instruction.
If all conditions are met, we hope to safely bring back a larger number of students and increase the number of days of in-person instruction for the 4th marking period. Your completion of this survey will be critical in our ability to make that decision. The survey will help us identify those families seeking to adjust cohorts for the 4th marking period (4/8/2021). Please note that we will make every effort to accommodate your choice, but we cannot guarantee a spot due to restrictions in the New Jersey Roadback Plan. Please complete the survey by March 12th letting us know your cohort preference for the 4th marking period.
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.
- 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
- 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:
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 currently scheduled for June 4-8. All waivers and paperwork must be turned into Mrs. Shivers by Monday, March 1st.
Gateway Aviation Program
Gateway Aviation Program started the Part 107 online training during their last Zoom meeting. Students reviewed the fundamentals of Unmanned Aircraft, such as aerodynamics and will continue this review in two weeks.
Aviation's next meeting is an in-person session is on Tuesday March 2nd, 3-4:30. Please reach out to Mrs. Broadbelt as soon as possible if you will be attending and if you need transportation.
YEARBOOKS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR ALL GRADES!
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Gateway Regional's Donna Contrevo Awarded Distinguished Service Award
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).
Oue healthcare interns also met Charlotte Moser, director of the Vaccine Education Center for CHOP this week. We had a robust conversation about the benefits of vaccines and the immediate need to educate the public about them.
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
Wrestling practices will begin on Monday, March 1.
Any high school student interested in participating in wrestling should contact Coach Rutter at Rutter01@comcast.net
Any middle school student interested in wrestling should contact Coach Reim or Coach Kelly with any questions.
Sports physical forms and online registration can be found here: https://gatewayhs-oar.rschooltoday.com/