The Gateway School News

Excited to be back for the 2017-2018 school year at Gateway School

Greetings Parents and Families:

We are excited to be back for the 2017-2018 school year at Gateway School. As we embark on another year, we are always looking for new ways to best serve the needs of our students and their families. That being said, Gateway School is collaborating with IBT, the Institute for Behavioral Training. Presently multiple staff members are receiving training toward Registered Behavioral Technician/RBT certification.

Part of our partnership with IBT affords us the opportunity to offer additional training and education to you, the families and care givers of our students. A list of training services is listed below. All training would be of no cost to you and you would be able to complete from the comfort of your own home through your own computer, tablet, or any internet access. If you are interested and would like to register or would like more information regarding this opportunity, please contact our main office at 732-541-4400.

We are eager to continue providing your children with an exceptional education and services. We value the relationships with our families and strive to collaborate for the benefit of each student.
Training and education are available for the following:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/ASD
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy
  • Discrete Trial
  • Communication and Socialization
  • Self-Care
  • Toileting and Eating Issues
  • Preparation for in-home care and services
  • School Readiness

Thank you,

Dr. Christopher Hoye, Principal
Mr. John Gonzalez, Supervisor of Instruction

Launch of the “New”

We are so excited to announce that after months of hard work and dedication, our new website is live!

Working in collaboration with GV CERV Communications, The Gateway School of Carteret, NJ has developed a website that brings more details of what makes our school so unique for students with a variety of special needs across multiple levels. One of the areas we expanded was a more detailed approach to explaining all of our programs. From the Academics, Support Services, Technology programs and the Gateway Transition program, we feel the new site brings much more valuable information for existing students and families as well as new students coming in.

What a great way to start the 2017/2018 School Year. Bookmark !

Special Visit from Some Holiday Elves – Holiday Express

The Gateway SchoolOn Monday, December 15th, The Gateway School had a special treat. Once again this December, all of our students and faculty came down to our multi-purpose room to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Holiday Express volunteers who visited to help celebrate the holiday season! This wonderful organization was founded in 1993, by Tim McLoone.

Holiday Express works year-round to deliver music, food, gifts, and human kindness to adults and children in need, including the mentally and physically disabled, the isolated, individuals in addiction and recovery programs, the poor and the homeless, and children with serious illnesses. With a constituency of more than 15,000 throughout the metropolitan tri-state area, our priority is to serve those who are desperately in need and often forgotten. Nearly two decades ago, a small group of volunteers visited 10 charities. From that time, and a rather uncertain beginning, the charity programs have grown to a remarkable 60, slated from mid-November through Christmas Eve and Holiday Express is now an anchor in our community. The organization includes 100 professional singers and musicians who volunteer their time, and more than 1,300 other children and adult volunteers who work tirelessly year-round to prepare and perform the private charity programs at specialized schools, psychiatric facilities, homeless shelters and soup kitchens. Our from-the-heart troupe of musicians with several dozen support volunteers, bring music, friendship, hope and joy. These programs include a meal, gift bags, raffle prizes, face painting, crafts and the company of colorful characters including Frosty, the Grinch, Santa, and lots of Elves.

New Supervisor of Instruction

We wish to introduce and extend a warm welcome to Mr. John Gonzalez, who joined the Gateway team as Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction in July of 2016. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and New Jersey City University. Mr. Gonzalez holds a Master of Arts in Special Education and brings 15 years of experience working as a classroom teacher, head teacher, and administrator with the Jersey City and Newark Public Schools.

Mr. Gonzalez has many exciting and innovative ideas for our curriculum and instruction and is actively engaged in all the classrooms. He has quickly begun to increase the use of technology in the classroom through leading-edge applications that will benefit students and teachers. He has facilitated improved electronic communication between staff and parents with the implementation of “Classroom DoJo”. We welcome “Mr. G.” to our team and look forward to a well-rounded, progressive year ahead, focusing on group and individualized learning.