This Week at Gateway

Gateway Regional Community Newsletter-January 10, 2021

Principal's Message

This week we resume in-person instruction. On Tuesday, January 12th Gateway will be hosting our 11th Career Day for students. This year students will be meeting with virtual speakers throughout the day.


Both students in the building and at home will be logging into their classes to meet with speakers who will provide an overview of their career field, share their work environments as well as provide background on the road they took to their current positions. Students should attend each period Google classroom as per usual to obtain the special Zoom link for the day.


As usual, we ask that students turn on their camera/video for the speakers. These business leaders have volunteered their time to be with us today and would really appreciate the visual feedback from the audience. They would much rather see faces than blank screens.

Many of our Career Day volunteers end up hiring our students as interns. So now is a good time to start networking with them by being interested, and involved during the presentations.

As in years past on Career Day, students will be dismissed at noon and teachers will not be holding office hours during the afternoon of January 12th. We look forward to this informative day and ask students to remember to have their Chromebooks fully charged.

This Week at a Glance

Monday

  • In-Person Instruction Cohort A & D: periods 1-4
  • Online Instruction for Cohorts B & C: periods 1-4


Tuesday

Career Day

  • In-Person Instruction Cohort A & D: periods 5-8
  • Online Instruction for Cohorts B & C: periods 5-8
  • Noon Dismissal: There will be no office hours after Career Day

Wednesday

  • 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.


Thursday

  • In-Person Instruction Cohort B & D: periods 1-4
  • Online Instruction for Cohorts A & C: periods 1-4


Friday

  • In-Person Instruction Cohort B & D: periods 5-8
  • Online Instruction for Cohorts A & C: periods 5-8
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COVID-19 Guidelines

We received guidance from the Department of Health as our county has been reclassified in the high risk/orange category. This category has new restrictions and new responsibilities for both schools and parents. There are a few important areas that have changed:


  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Chromebook Help

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:

Chromebook Tips doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JRqJqGWjFXLP-A_kujOIjnjuaDU9M_gaaR_N5eIjZUk/edit?usp=sharing

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Sophia Lund

Sophia Lund has been accepted into the Accelerated Learning Academy, a part of the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute at Princeton University for Spring 2021. The W.E.B Du Bois Scholars Institute is an intensive academic and leadership program for high achieving high school students. The academy is designed to provide opportunities for participants to immerse themselves in team-oriented STEM workshops focused on original thinking and problem-solving.

Class of 2024 Fundraiser

Hello to the friends and families of Gateway Regional High School Class of 2024!


Welcome to our Online Coffee Fundraiser!

We're super excited to bring you something new this year with some
great coffee and awesome gift ideas!

With every purchase from this coffee fundraiser page, we will receive
20% of the proceeds!

Our fundraiser will be running from Jan 12th - Jan 29th and all
orders are shipped directly to you.

Thank you for your support and we appreciate everyone's efforts in
making our fundraiser a big success!

https://www.blendedjoe.com/gateway

Senior Trip Change

Attention Seniors, we have currently rescheduled the senior trip for June 4-8. While there are no guarantees, we hope this will give us the best chance to run a successful trip. If you are unable to attend the trip with the new date, please let Mrs. Shivers (pshivers@gatewayhs.com) know as soon as possible.
Black History Month Essay and Trivia Contest

The Minorities in the Profession Section (MIPS) of the New Jersey State Bar Association, would like to invite students to participate in their annual Black History Month Program.

Aviation Program

On January 19th, 3:00-4:30, the Aviation Program will be meeting in-person for flying drones. Please reach out to Mrs. Broadbelt, dbroadbelt@gatewayhs.com or stop by room 308 for more information about the Aviation Program and the opportunity to be a drone pilot.


If you plan to attend this drone flying event - you must tell Mrs. Broadbelt. Either email her or stop by her classroom.

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ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS

Yearbook Ads are currently on sale with a deadline of January 11th. Please use the following link to purchase your ad today.


https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1056102/Gateway-Regional-High-School/

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Bundle Up Against Cancer Virtual 5k Run/Walk

The GREA is sponsoring a Virtual 5k! Proceeds will benefit Mrs. Baldosaro's family as well as a scholarship in Mrs. Baldosaro's name, which will be given to a Gateway senior this year. Participants in the Bundle Up Against Cancer Virtual 5k Run/Walk will receive a customized swag bag, sweatshirt and finisher medal! Use the following link to register during the month of January: https://tinyurl.com/bundleup5k. There will be a Swag Bag pickup day 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28 in Gateway's parking lot and the 5k can be completed at your convenience during the month of March. You can even register as a team and compete for the best time! Know a local business who'd like to sponsor the event? Reach out to Ms. Kohout at lkohout@gatewayhs.com for more information.

Career Day-January 12, 2021!

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Seniors Helping Seniors

The Gateway High School seniors would like to help the community seniors. Senior citizens in the sending districts of Woodbury Heights, Wenonah, National Park, and Westville can contact the program coordinator and discuss specific jobs they have at their homes that a group of students could help with. The coordinator will then get a group of students from the senior class


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 (cnorton@gatewayhs.com).

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The Cheryl Baldosaro Comfort Closet is Open and Here for You

The Comfort Closet remains open and is stock full with items to help Gators and their families. Our goal at the Comfort Closet is to offer assistance to anyone that may have needs the caring Gateway family can fill. Some of the items the Comfort Closet can help with are clothes, shoes, coats, toiletries, school supplies and cleaning supplies. The Closet is stocked by donations and maintained by the Job Coaching students. The Closet can be accessed during the school day AND/OR items can be delivered to your home. Everything is kept confidential and you can get items by emailing cnorton@gatewayhs.com to set up a time to visit the Comfort Closet or to request a delivery.
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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!