School Closure Information

Hello GATE families!
 
I hope this note finds you healthy and happy. During this trying time, know that I'm thinking of your kids often and want them to continue to challenge themselves weekly with assignments that meet their unique learning needs. I'll try to help with that in a couple of ways.
 
First, students in GATE classes will have weekly assignments uploaded to their Google classroom page. These assignments are not mandatory, but are a good way to keep them engaged and learning. They are similar to the types of activities we do weekly in GATE class.
 
Next, I'll be updating the next page often with a list of links to activities. These may be pages, puzzles, games, reading passages, and activities that are rigorous and encourage critical thinking. Use these when they need something productive to do.
 
Finally, in the coming days I'll be calling each of you personally to check in with the kids and help you understand how to connect them with these learning tasks. You'll be sure you understand how they can log into Google classroom from home (most kids already know... just ask them!) and how and when you can contact me if you need assistance.
 
My daily availability to you and your kids will look something like this:
 
Monday through Friday (except scheduled holidays)
 
9:00 - 12:00 Available for phone calls, texts, emails
12:00 - 12:40 Lunch and recess :)
12:40 - 3:40 Available for phone calls, texts, emails
 
Know that I'll be here to help your kids if needed... just a call or text or email away. Let's stay connected!
 
Reach out with any questions. Please, take good care of yourselves out there.
 
 
--Mr. A