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Protecting Your Mental Health Amid COVID-19 News

As the global pandemic COVID-19 is changing our world and disrupting our lives daily, it is important to stay informed on the latest news. Trusted news sources can help you make informed decisions to protect your health. But could the news be hurting you at the same time? Being glued to 24-hour news networks, social […]

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Important School Operations Update (March 16, 2020)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING GATEWAY SCHOOL OPERATIONS This is the Principal of Gateway School, Dr. Christopher Hoye. We recognize that almost all of our sending districts are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Starting tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2020 Gateway School will also close to students and move our instruction to our Virtual Distance Learning Plan.  Teachers […]

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Benefits of Life Skills Instruction

In a world that seems hyper-focused on STEM skills, everyday life skills also play a critical role in a well-rounded and comprehensive education. Learning daily living skills, social skills, and appropriate work skills will benefit every student. Not every special needs child will accomplish perfect mastery of all life skills, but it pays to give […]

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Special Needs Transition Series (Age 16-17)

By ages 16 to 17, transition will include out of school job readiness in the community. We will take an interest inventory of the students at the beginning of the year and another at the end of the year. They will begin to develop a resume. Job skills training will begin.Travel safety training becomes important […]

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Technology Programs at the Gateway School: PECS

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems are important tools to assist students who have challenges communicating and expressing their own needs, thoughts and emotions. AAC users span a full range of age, physical, and cognitive ability. At the Gateway School, our goal is for all students to become as independent as possible. Picture Exchange Communication […]

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Technology Programs at the Gateway School: IXL

From web-based instruction to communication devices, at Gateway School, we infuse technological support and learning across all areas of our program. Each of our classrooms has a combination of desktop and laptop computers, Chromebooks, an interactive whiteboard system, and iPads. Instruction incorporates web-based activities and assessment, utilizing programs such as IXL, a groundbreaking platform and […]

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