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November 2023 GATEWAY Department Newsletter

  • All students in Barnstable have talents and interests to be celebrated and developed!

    Is my child in GATEWAY?

    GATEWAY is available for ALL students in Barnstable K-12.  The specific question to ask is which tiered support in GATEWAY is my child currently receiving?  

    Tier 1 

    Interest Enrichment   

    Tier 2

    Core Academic Extension & Enrichment

    Tier 3

    Pull-out Targeted Advanced Instruction

    All students in grades K-7 have three tiers for support.  

    Tier 1 – Interest Enrichment

    All students have the opportunity to receive enrichment based on their individual interests. 

    Students, families, and/or staff members can…


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    How do you like to learn?  English    -    Português    -    Español 

    • complete GATEWAY Family Survey: Available in EnglishPortuguese, and Spanish under the family tab on the website
    • reach out to the GATEWAY specialist at your school for additional resources
    • access links for enrichment and exploration on the GATEWAY Enrichment and Extension Resources webpage  

    Tier 2 – Core Academic Extensions

    Students who are exceeding the grade level standards may receive additional support to enrich their learning in their classroom.  Enrichment may be based on interest level and/or added rigor to the grade-level standards. GATEWAY has multiple resources for teachers in Barnstable Public Schools to aid in this differentiation.  Staff have the opportunity to request materials by contacting the GATEWAY teacher or Teaching and Learning office.

    Tier 3 – Pull-out Targeted Advanced Instruction

    Students who are identified using multiple measures receive pull-out, targeted instruction by the GATEWAY Teacher.   

    GATEWAY at Barnstable High School

    All students attending Barnstable High School have the opportunity to participate in a tier 1 support featured in two academic, competitive clubs; Mock Trial and Future Problem Solving

  • We would like to hear from you!

    Please complete this brief survey to let us know how we can support you and your child. 

    November GATEWAY Question