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Gateway Department Newsletter for January 2024

  • Thank you to the families who responded to the GATEWAY Survey in November.  Many requested ways to challenge your child.  We have included information in this issue about Tier 1 enrichments so that we can partner with you in providing challenges.  

    What is GATEWAY Tier 1?

    All students have specific interests, talents, and learning styles. This information is essential to meet individual needs, engage students in learning, celebrate strengths, and identify areas to strengthen.  GATEWAY Tier 1 is for ALL students in grade K-7, providing the opportunity to engage in enrichment based on their individual interests. 

     

    What can students do? 

    All students in Barnstable K-7 can complete an  INTEREST Survey. The results will be reviewed by the GATEWAY Teacher to identify ways to infuse interests in enrichment opportunities.  

    How your student prefers to learn can be valuable for self advocacy and instructional practices in the classroom.  All students in Barnstable K-7 can complete the LEARNING STYLE Survey to help identify the ways in which your child best learns.

    You can find these surveys by visiting the student page on the GATEWAY website for your school, or ask your school’s GATEWAY Teacher. 

    What can families do? 

    All families, as well as students and staff, can provide information about a child’s talents and interests to GATEWAY by submitting an ACTION INFORMATION MESSAGE.  The results will be reviewed by the GATEWAY Teacher to identify ways to best support the student.  This form can be found by visiting the family, student, or staff page on the GATEWAY website for your school, or ask your school’s GATEWAY Teacher.