This Week at Gateway
Gateway Regional Community Newsletter-February 22, 2021
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
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 email@example.com) 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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:
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.
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.
YEARBOOKS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR ALL GRADES!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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.
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.
Seniors Helping Seniors
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 (email@example.com).
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
Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research - PSBRfor coordinating these wonderful networking connections.
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!
Anyone interested in playing football next season please contact Coach Pulli at firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out this Google Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhtIlJAFGRuDeY_98j4VvqIkeHCnVC5_nKKSD1wRIavj-oWg/viewform?usp=sf_link
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. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhtIlJAFGRuDeY_98j4VvqIkeHCnVC5_nKKSD1wRIavj-oWg/viewform?usp=sf_link
If you have any questions please reach out to Coach Pulli at email@example.com
Wrestling practices will begin on Monday, March 1.
Any high school student interested in participating in wrestling should contact Coach Rutter at Rutter01@comcast.net
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: https://gatewayhs-oar.rschooltoday.com/