Progress reports will be sent home today. Please ask your child to explain it to you.
We are looking to have a therapy dog at Gateway. Therapy dogs are dogs that have been trained and received certification as a service animal. We are hoping that having one visit the school would have a positive, calming affect on our students. Of course, please contact me if you have concerns. I will sending home a permission slip for your child to interact with the dog. The slip will need to be signed before your child can be in the same room.
Monday, the entire school will be visiting the Air Zoo. We are leaving at 9:15 and returning at the end of our school day. Parents and siblings are invited (you will be responsible for your admission and lunch). Please let me know today if you will be attending.
Next Wednesday (March 23) is an early release day and students are dismissed at 12:50.
Friday (March 25) the Kalamazoo County Health Dept. will be visiting (this was rescheduled from March 11). If you do not wish your child to participate, please sign the form and have it returned to me.
For the past few years, the State of Michigan has required all eleventh grade students to take the ACT as a part of the Michigan Merit Examination. However, last year the College Board was awarded the contract to provide the college aptitude test for the State of Michigan. This means that the SAT will replace the ACT as the college readiness exam for all Michigan juniors. In addition, the State has mandated that all freshmen take the PSAT 9 and that all sophomores take the PSAT 10. These tests will take place in April, as well as the examinations that comprise the Michigan Merit Exam (MME). Please be advised that the State’s chosen dates for these tests are April 12, April 13, and April 14. The high school has a different schedule than Gateway. Gateway students are expected to be here every day....no matter what grade they are in. Students not testing will be working on the classes.
Don't forget that graduation is June 1st. Graduation fees are due by March 31st. We have invitations for those of you that would like them.. They are .50 each.
One last thing....students MUST have headphones. We do not supply them. Please make sure your child comes to school prepared.