This Week at Gateway
Gateway Regional Community Newsletter-October 3, 2022
In accordance with the Anti-Bullying Act, the first week of October has been classified as the “Week of Respect.” The third week in October is designated as “School Violence Awareness Week.” These weeks are designed to increase awareness and help students develop respect for themselves and others. The theme of respect is instrumental in reducing incidences of bullying and helping students feel comfortable in our school. If you know of an issue, please use our StopIt button on our website.
This Week at a Glance
Monday (B Day)
Tuesday (A Day)
Wednesday (B Day)
Thursday (A Day)
Friday (B Day)
- No School-Teacher Inservice
Meet, our new counselor, Ms. Morda!
“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” — Dalai Lama
Ms. Morda is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of NJ. Ms. Morda enjoys working with adolescents, teenagers, and young adults, providing a supportive space where students can feel validated and heard; that their feelings matter. In addition to being a time of self-discovery, young people often find themselves overscheduled, overwhelmed, isolated and struggling to regulate their emotions in healthy ways. Ms. Morda supports students in developing new skills to express their feelings and process emotions more effectively.
Ms. Morda was born and raised in Gloucester County, NJ, and now resides in Camden County, NJ, with her wife. Ms. Morda enjoys exercising, cooking, hiking, tv/movies, music, sports, the beach and traveling the United States with her wife. They love to explore new cuisines and new restaurants in the Tri-state area. Ms. Morda also enjoys spending time and spoiling her five nephews and two nieces. Ms. Morda's current TV watch list includes Cobra Kai, She Hulk, and Dancing with the Stars.
She is looking forward to a fun and exciting first school year as a Gateway Gator!
Congratulations to Seraphina Abbruzzese and Kyan Standen for winning this month's raffle for Homecoming tickets.
Congratulations to Jackson Sharp and Vivien Parker for winning this month's raffle for Middle School Dance tickets.
Tickets will be delivered to you. Keep an eye out for more raffles at PBISRewards.com
Gateway is excited to announce our Mentor Program is back for the 2022-2023 school year!
High School Mentors are student leaders that will act as positive peer role models and help guide their 7th or 8th grade mentee as they transition into the Gateway community. In addition to meeting with your mentee individually for check-ins, you will be hosting group activities throughout the school year so that you have an opportunity to socialize with your mentee. You will help facilitate these group events (at least one per marking period) that promote positive social interactions through ice breakers, games, and cooperative learning activities. During these meetings, we will focus on building strong communication skills. The goal is for you to build a rapport and connection with your middle school mentee and be accessible to anything they may need support with throughout the year.
Anyone interested in participating should complete the below form by Oct. 3. We hope you consider being a part of this exciting opportunity.
Click Here: High School Mentor Application 22-23
Class of 1972 Tour
Report Absences Online
In an effort to make the reporting of absences more convenient, we have added an absence reporting form button to the district's website. You will still be able to call the school to report an absence as always. This online reporting option is an addition to our current method of reporting absences.
Directions for reporting a student absence online:
From your Computer:
1. Log in to PowerSchool using a Parent Account
2. From the Left Navigation Menu select: Report Absence/Lateness
3. Fill out the form with the required information (type of absence, date/s, reason for the absence).
4. Submit Form
From the PowerSchool Mobile App:
1. Open the PowerSchool app on your phone or mobile device.
2. Click three dots (...) where it says 'MORE' on the bottom right of the app screen.
3. Click Forms
4. Scroll down and locate the form named: Absence Request Form
5. Fill out the form with the required information (type of absence, date/s, reason for the absence).
6. Submit Form
Parents/Guardians, please remember to send in a note if students are being signed out early for appointments. We do issue an eHallPass appointment pass ahead of time once we know, so we are not disrupting a classroom when parents come in to sign out their child for an appointment.
Class of 2026 Clothing Drive
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!