Gateway Middle School

January Parent Newsletter

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Gateway's Mission

At Gateway our mission is, in partnership with parents and the community, to provide a safe and collaborative learning environment that empowers lifelong learners to reach their full potential.

Save the Date

January 2nd

No School

January 3rd

School transfer online applications open

January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

LIF Schedule - 1:30 release

Thursday, January 12th

7th/8th Grade Movie Social- After school

January 16th

No School

January 17th

Doughnuts with Counselors and Principals 8:15-9:00 in the Library

Deadline for 7th/8th Girls Basketball Registration

End of Year Dates

These are important dates for our students, please place them on your calendar.

Friday, June 16th- June Jamboree (6th-8th)

Tuesday, June 20th- 8th Grade Away Day

Wednesday, June 21st- 8th Grade Celebration/Dance

Friday, June 22nd- ASB Moving Up Assembly/Last Day of School

Check out the Everett School District Calendar.

District News Letters

We donut know what we would do without you! (Meet and Greet)

Parents, we want to connect with you! Please come on in the building this January 17th from 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. in the library to meet your administration and counseling team. Doughnuts and coffee will be provided. This should be a fun and informal time to get to know those at school who want to support you and your student.


This month Gateway is focused on acceptance as our character theme. Each Friday, we will have training on bullying. During our Martin Luther King Jr Assembly we will focus on acceptance. On February 3rd your administration team will go to all PE classes to discuss acceptance. Students will receive GUARD Cards when showing acceptance of others.

It would be wonderful if at home you also discuss the importance of accepting others. Accepting someone just means you are showing all people respect. We all come from different backgrounds. Sometimes we agree with others and other times we do not. This does not mean we can't show acceptance through kindness to all people.

dropping off student lunches

We know that students can sometimes forget lunches at home. Please know that while office staff will do their best to get the lunches to students, we cannot interrupt instruction for this reason. Also, we do not have access to microwaves for students so we ask that you plan accordingly.

District Technology and Student Use

It is important that our students are using technology appropriately. Please take a moment with your child to review the Everett Public Schools technology policy.

Appropriate Use

• Follow internet safety guidelines

• Share with a teacher any information about security problems

• Keep surface of device and all peripherals (power cords, chargers, pens, etc) in original condition free of drawings, stickers, writing, or any other stray marks.

• Protect the device by being the only user to avoid being responsible for others mistreatment of your device

• Keep any passwords private only sharing with a parent or guardian

• Report any prohibited use violations or unauthorized activity without getting involved to a staff member

Examples of Inappropriate Use:

• DO NOT install any software not approved by the district

• DO NOT vandalize or tamper with equipment, programs, network performance, files, network components or pre-installed district software

• DO NOT attempt to make changes to the device operating system

• DO NOT modify or attempt to repair any of the hardware in your device.

• DO NOT develop or use programs to harass others, hack, bring in viruses, change others’ files, or to gain unauthorized access on the network

Hair Cut Resources

On behalf of Kutz4Kidz….

Don’t forget about the free school year-round hair cut program sponsored by NAACP and The Coverson Family. See the following information below and the attached flyer for more information.

What is Kutz4Kidz?

The NAACP Snohomish County and the Coverson Family launched Kutz4Kidz in 2018.

Kutz4Kidz is a free voucher program designed to support families and promote self-esteem in students by offering a year-round haircut program for kindergarten-12th grade students.

Who is eligible for Kutz4Kidz?

The Kutz4Kidz project is a program that supports homeless, low income and free and reduced lunch students. Also, Kutz4Kidz focuses on African American students with an outreach to economically challenged students that meet the criteria.

Who do I contact for Kutz4Kidz vouchers?

Email Aissa Moody at with the quantity of barbershop and salon vouchers needed.

Join Our PTSA

Our Mission: The PTSA strengthens our schools and benefits our children. Gateway PTSA provides programs and activities that enhance the educational opportunities of Gateway’s students, teachers, and the surrounding community. Gateway PTSA is an advocate for all students attending Gateway Middle School and Everett Public Schools.

Please consider joining our PTA. Attendance at meetings is not required, but your support allows our students to have more opportunities. Click this link to find out more information!

Technical Support

Have a tech issue, please place a request for support by clicking here.

Need to change a password? Click here.

Want to check your student's grades? Click here.

Volunteer Sign Up

Interested in volunteering? Please make sure that your volunteer paperwork is completed and sign up here.

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