This Week at Gateway

Gateway Regional Community Newsletter-February 22, 2021

Principal's Message

We know that the pandemic has been hard on our students and families. Please know that Gateway offers support to anyone struggling. Students that need help academically can utilize our office hours and National Honor Society tutoring services. We also have counseling and mental health services available to assist with social and emotional well-being. In addition, family that need help with food can utilize our weekly food distribution service by filling out the form in this newsletter.

This Week at a Glance


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


  • In-Person Instruction Cohort A & D: periods 5-8
  • Online Instruction for Cohorts B & C: periods 5-8
  • Senior Trip Parent Meeting (In-Person in the auditorium) 6:30


  • 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.
  • Make-up Senior Trip Parent Meeting (in-Person in the auditorium) 1:00 or 6:30.


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


  • In-Person Instruction Cohort B & D: periods 5-8
  • Online Instruction for Cohorts A & C: periods 5-8
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Cohort A, B, and D Student Attending School Remotely

We have had several students participating in the hybrid model who have emailed teachers saying they were not feeling well and will be participating remotely. While we certainly are remaining as flexible as we can during these unprecedented times with regard to attendance, parents need to be the ones who contact our attendance officer, (Ann Spross to confirm an absence. We cannot rely on student communication to teachers as confirmation of an absence. We also want to make sure the school and parents are on the same page and know if the student is home or in the building.

Students should contact teachers if they are not feeling well and will be participating remotely on a particular day. However, parents MUST also contact Mrs. Spross.

Again, we will be as flexible as we can but we need your cooperation to make this process a smooth one.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

COVID-19 Guidelines

  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:

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Junior/Senior Prom Date and Location Change

New Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 7-11pm

New Location: The Orchard Garden at Masso's

The Prom will only be open to Gateway students. No students from other schools may attend.

COVID restrictions will apply. More details to follow.

Senior Trip

On Tuesday February 23rd, we will hold a senior trip parent meeting at 6:30 in the auditorium. We will have make-up meetings on Wednesday at 12:30 and 6:30 for anyone who cannot attend on Tuesday. Information regarding the senior trip has been sent to the parent emails we have on file and posted on the Senior Trip Google Classroom Page.

The senior trip is currently scheduled for June 4-8.
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French Club

French Club students had fun celebrating Mardi Gras New Orlean's style this past Tuesday. In lieu of a parade with floats, New Orleans residents decorated their homes for Mardi Gras this year (click here to learn more and view images of some of these amazing decorations). To share in this 2021 version of the Mardi Gras celebration, Mrs. Karwoski and Mrs. McAnally's French students decorated their own virtual Mardi Gras homes. The winner for best decorated house in each class was crowned king for the day. Click here to view some of our talented student's designs. Later in the day, French Club students gathered on zoom to decorate masks together. Students had a blast celebrating on this fun day together!


Cost of HS Yearbook - $90

Cost of MS Yearbook - $35

Please use the link on the Gateway website under the parents/student tab.

Don't miss out on the memories! Any questions contact Mrs. Fayer at

Aviation Program

Aviation Program worked on a team building activity with flying drones. A turned away pilot listened to directions given by an observor to navigate a drone through an obstacle course.

The next Aviation meeting on Tuesday 2/23 is on Zoom at 3 PM - see Google Classroom and email for Zoom link. Our focus will be on the drone training course. If interested in the drone training, please reach out to Mrs. Broadbelt as soon as possible so an account for the self pace course can be created.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society would like to bring some sunshine to the winter at Gateway! They are hosting a PBIS Gift Card Raffle EVERY DAY of the week of February 22nd. There will be various gift cards from Target, Starbucks, and other great places. Enter to win the daily raffles in your PBIS store! See your homeroom teacher for login information!

National Honor Society Tutoring Form

If you are struggling with your classes and need some support, fill out this form. We will make every effort to have you matched with a member of the National Honor Society for tutoring.

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.

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Bundle Up Against Cancer Virtual 5k Run/Walk

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.

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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 (

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Career Connections

This week, our interns got to connect with Colena Johnson, a Director at Merck Research Laboratories. She is also a veterinarian!

We'd like to thank Colena Johnson for sharing her time and expertise for the benefit of the Gators AND also David Garbe from

Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research - PSBR

for coordinating these wonderful networking connections.

#ctemonth2021 #CTEMonth #careerdevelopment

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!

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Gateway Track and Field

Any high school boys interested in signing up for Track & Field this spring please contact Coach Pasquarello (, Coach Karp (, or Coach Steiger ( as soon as possible to receive information.

Gateway Football

Anyone interested in playing football next season please contact Coach Pulli at and fill out this Google Form

Workouts are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:15-5:30pm in three groups. Please contact Coach Pulli to be put into a workout group.

Attention 7th and 8th Graders

7th and 8th Graders, are you interested in weight lifting or plan to play football when you get to high school? Fill out this Google Form in order to get information on weight training on a program and with a team.

If you have any questions please reach out to Coach Pulli at


Wrestling practices will begin on Monday, March 1.

Any high school student interested in participating in wrestling should contact Coach Rutter at

Any middle school student interested in wrestling should contact Coach Reim or Coach Kelly with any questions.

Sports physical forms and online registration can be found here:

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