This Week at Gateway

Gateway Regional Community Newsletter- March 11, 2018

Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Guardians,

You may have heard that the Women’s March Youth EMPOWER organizers have scheduled a school walkout for March 14th. This event, to honor the victims of the Parkland, FL school shooting, has received national attention. Many Gateway students have inquired about being able to participate in the walkout, which will last 17 minutes (one minute for each victim).

School districts are responsible for the safety and security of all students and they are not able to endorse any political ideals over others. Policy and discipline codes do not allow for students to leave the building during the school day or to disrupt the educational process. However, as a one-time occurrence and in an effort to support students’ voices, Gateway will permit students to participate, if that is their choice. Those who do not wish to participate will stay in the classroom with their teachers.

Students who walkout will be expected to follow specific guidelines and fully cooperate with teachers and administration during the event. Prior to the walkout, they will receive instructions on where to gather. They will have supervision while outside, and will be expected to return to the building immediately at the conclusion. Students will also be responsible for any work missed as a result of participation, but will not be marked absent or receive other consequences.

We also want you to be informed that, to ensure the safety of everyone involved, we will be denying visitor access to the area and limiting traffic near the building during the walkout. In cooperation with the Woodbury Heights Police, there will also be officers present.

We encourage you to talk with your child prior to March 14th to be aware of his/her choice on that day and discuss expectations. Thank you very much for your understanding. If you have any questions please contact me at

This Week at a Glance


  • No School Teacher Inservice



  • All-In Day



  • Middle School Dance 7:00-9:00

Student Life

Teacher's Choice Awards

Last year, we added Teacher's Choice to our annual People's Choice Award. This is an opportunity for you to recognize a teacher who has made a difference in your life. Please fill out the form if you wish to participate. The Teacher's Choice Awards are Monday, May 14th.

Teacher's Choice Form

School Climate Survey Permission Form

Everyone at Gateway Regional HS is dedicated to working tirelessly in promoting and maintaining a safe, secure environment for all of our students. We are looking to get feedback from our student body. We are requesting that every student in the school, grades 7-12, participate in a brief climate questionnaire. In order to participate in the questionnaire, your child must “register” and complete the google survey to obtain permission for the climate survey. Please note that your child’s name will not be requested nor will any personal information be required of the students who complete the actual school climate questionnaire. The google survey was emailed to your student's school email account on February 28, 2018. This year's questionnaire will be administered on April 20, 2018.

Women in Nuclear

Female students took a trip to PSEG Nuclear this week to learn about career aspirations available!

Spanish and French Clubs Attend Capoeira Arts Center

The Spanish and French clubs attended the Capoeira Arts Center in Philadelphia where they learned all about the Brazilian martial arts dance! Here's a 2 minute compilation video of their experience!



Gateway Scores 3rd in the County in SAT Scores!

Gateway Regional High School had the 3rd highest SAT scores in the county with an average of 1128! Way to go Gators!

Women's Empowerment Week!

This past week, Gateway Regional hosted Women's Empowerment Week and celebrated International Women's Day. Mrs. Eckstein organized the event and invited a variety of women in leadership positions throughout the community to speak to our female students as part of the school's first-ever Women's Empowerment Week. Both SNJ Today and ABC News covered the event. The link to the articles and videos is below.

Gateway's Musical Into the Woods!

A baker and his wife. A boy selling a cow. A red-hooded girl. A woman in a tower. Another controlled by her family. These seemingly unconnected people become intertwined when a witch seeks to break a spell placed upon her years ago. “Be careful what you wish for!”

Gateway will be producing Into the Woods on March 22-24! Email Mr. Straub for tickets

Gamified PARCC Math & ELA!

Join us after school for practice, prizes, and provisions (FOOD!)

Who: Anyone taking a PARCC-tested class (ELA 7-11, Math 7, Math 8, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)

When: Tuesday-Thursday February 6, 2018 to April 19, 2018 9th Period

Where: Lecture Hall

Download the flyer for more information!

Dr. Rosa Hagin Scholarship

The Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey (LDANJ), the state affiliate of the Learning Disability Association of America, will be giving the Dr. Rosa Hagin Scholarship Award to several New Jersey students with learning and/or attention issues who will continue their education beyond high school. This scholarship is for students moving on to ANY post-secondary program. Winners will receive a $1000 award.

Military Recognition Wall

Gateway Regional is planning a Military Recognition Wall in the coming year. In order to facilitate its creation, we are asking for members of the community to fill out a brief form for members of our armed services. If you have any questions, please email us at

Military Service Form