The Sword and Shield

GCA Crusader News • Friday, October 1, 2021

Academic Checkpoint

GCA Family,

Gateway's first academic term will end on Friday, October 15 and report cards will come out that next week. Because this first official academic report of the year is a great opportunity for you to review your students' academic progress, we are planning to have a Parents Night on Thursday, October 21. Here's how it works:

K3-6th grade teachers will be sending out an online sign-up list for you to register for an appointment. Our teachers will talk with you about the things your student is doing well and the specific areas that might need improvement. You will also have a chance to discuss specific strategies to help your individual student do their best.

Some teachers may ask a few of you to meet at a different time so that we will be able to have adequate time for everyone.

7th-12th grade teachers will be set up that afternoon in the GCA cafeteria so that parents can speak to as many of their student's teachers as necessary. You will have a chance to discuss your students' progress thus far as well as the expectations of each class moving forward.


We're looking forward to seeing you then and, as always, would love to discuss ways we can help your student any time.


S. Jeff Postlewaite

Head of School

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Upcoming Home Games

We would love for our GCA family of all ages to come cheer on the Crusaders while making our guests from other local schools feel welcome.


Friday, October 1 vs. Stonebridge

4:30 Middle School Volleyball*

4:30 Varsity Soccer

6:00 Varsity Volleyball*


Tuesday, October 5 vs. Atlantic Shores

4:30 Middle School Volleyball*

5:30 Varsity Volleyball*


Tuesday, October 12 vs. Hampton Christian

4:30 Middle School Volleyball*

4:30 Varsity Soccer

6:00 Varsity Volleyball*


*Entry fees are $5 for adults and $3 for students. All spectators at indoor sporting events will be asked to wear a mask.

Mark Your Calendars

Staff Development Day | Monday, October 11

GCA will be closed as our teachers attend a conference


PSAT Testing | Wednesday, October 13

GCA's 10th and 11th grade students will take the Preliminary SAT on campus during morning class time


Parents Night | Thursday, October 21

At the end of the first quarter, parents will have an opportunity to discuss their individual students' progress with teachers


Veterans Day | Thursday, November 11

GCA will be closed in observation of the holiday


Thanksgiving Break | Wednesday, November 25-Friday, November 27

GCA will be closed in observation of the holiday