GATES Family Newsletter

October Issue

GATES Updates and Resources

Hello to the parents and guardians of our amazing gators. Principal Jones here to say welcome to the 2022 school year. We are so excited to have students back on campus full time. We have an amazing group of students this year and are honored that you have trusted us as educators or as we like to say EduGators, to facilitate their learning as they work hard to earn their high school diploma.


This year we are very focused on sustaining equitable learning experiences for all students, building our community and family partnerships, and improving instruction and making our students expert learners. To do this, we need your help. Will you please consider becoming active in the work we are doing here by being a voice and an advocate for your student. Nobody knows your child better than you. We need to make sure that we are providing your child an education that meets their personal needs, honors their culture, and is equitable physically, socially and emotionally. On behalf of our entire staff, I sincerely invite you to contact us directly anytime. We will be providing opportunities to be heard as well through school improvement forums where parents, guardians, and students will be invited to provide direct feedback regarding their experience at GATES and asked to help us make important decisions that will serve the greater good of our school. Stay tuned for more on that soon.

As you know, one of the most important things you can do is make sure your child receives a good nights sleep and comes to school ready to learn. We realize hard times have hit and that COVID has had a significant impact. Please know that we have many resources available for all our families. If you have any need at all, please contact Kristina Levendoski our family partnership coordinator and she will do her best to be of service.


Finally, this month we will wrap up our first of eight terms. You should be receiving in the mail a copy of your child’s progress report for the term and their current credit check. If your child receives the letter “I” on their progress report, this means that their learning is incomplete and that they will need to work with their teacher to convert the incomplete to a credit bearing grade. Please help to encourage them to do this as soon as possible if it applies to your child.

Thank you again for letting us be a part of your child’s education. It is a true honor to be of any service at all.

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Important Dates

October 4th: No school

October 8th: Last day of Term 1

October 11th: First day of Term 2

October 13th, 20th, and 27th: Early Release Wednesdays

Introduction

Hi! My name is Kristina Levendoski and I am the Family and Community Engagement Coordinator at GATES High School. I would love to partner with you to see how we can improve GATES. If you ever need any resources, please feel free to reach out to me.