Gateway Family Newsletter (English)

May 2021

Terry Burton, Principal

Molly Egan, Asst. Principal

Important Upcoming Events

  • May 5th---No School for PK students at Gateway, Teacher Work Day
  • May 13th---Field Day, Grades K-6
  • May 14th---Field Day, Grades K-6
  • May 26th--4th Quarter Ends, Last Student Day
  • June 2nd---First Session Summer School Begins
  • June 30th---First Session Summer School Ends
  • July 6th---Second Session Summer School Begins
  • July 23rd---Second Session Summer School Begins
  • August 9th---Teachers Return
  • August 16th---Students Return

Office Notes

Please remember that the final day of school for Gateway students will be Wed., May 26th!

The first session of summer school runs June 3rd thru June 30th. Second session of summer school runs July 6th thru July 23rd. On behalf of all the staff at Gateway, have a great summer!!!!

Motivated Until the Final Day!!

It might be a challenge for your child to stay focused as the school year winds down. Inspire your child to continue doing their best by comparing work samples from the beginning of the school year to the end of the year!! Seeing how far they have come over the course of the school year might motivate them to keep growing over these last few days!!!!

A Note From the Library

Gateway Students and Families,

Please look at home for school library books to return!!! Return books to the library in exchange for candy!


Dr. Casey and Mrs. Buffington

Meals 2 Go at Gateway

Throughout the second semester, we will continue our Meals2Go curbside meal distribution at the regularly scheduled times. This program provides five days of meals for children ages 1-18 at no cost to our families.

  • On Mondays, five days of meals will be available for drive-through pickup.
  • Meals are available from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

If you have questions about student lunches or the Meals2Go program, please contact Nutrition Services at 531-299-0230.

Meals2Go and Next Level Learning – Summer 2021

We are excited to announce that the Meals2Go program will continue to be available at no cost to families throughout the summer of 2021.

Summer meal information and schedules will be provided in the coming days.

Summer Health and Wellness!

When school is in session, your child gets daily exercise through recess, P.E. and Health & Wellness class. But during the “lazy” days of summer, students might not be as active as they should be.

Enroll your child in local classes through the parks & recreation department, Kroc Center or YMCA. That way they’ll get regular exercise and remain in contact with their friends from school.

If possible, be an exercise role model for your child. Seeing you active will encourage your child to exercise too. Do fun activities as a family, such as taking walks around the neighborhood, riding bikes, and visiting the Gateway playground!!

Information on summer soccer and baseball programs is listed below!

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Daily Health Assessment

We remind families to complete their daily health assessment before leaving home each day, asking three vital questions:

  1. Has your child experienced one or more of the following symptoms: a new cough, new onset of shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell OR two or more of the following symptoms: fever 100.4 or above, chills, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue in the last 24 hours?
  2. Is your child waiting for a Covid-19 test result?
  3. Has anyone in your household been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 14 days?

If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, you will be expected to stay home.

For the safety of the students and staff, please notify the school immediately if your child tests positive for COVID-19, so contact tracing can begin.

Nebraska Family Helpline

Raising kids is hard. It’s okay to ask for advice. The Nebraska Family Helpline is a free, confidential resource for parents who have questions regarding their child’s behavior. Trained counselors are standing by. Have a question? Give them a call at 1-888-866-8660.