What's Happening

Welcome Back Letter from Principal Lynne Newman

Mark Your Calendars!  

09/23/2019 - 09/27/2019 - Book Fair
09/24/2019 - 09/27/2019 - 6th Grade Nature's Classroom

No School: September 30th
Please review the AB District  2019-2020 calendar

Gates Open House Dates & Times 
September 23
6:00-6:45pm – Grade 6
7:00-7:45pm – All Kindergartens & Grade 3
September 24
6:00-6:45pm – Grades 2 & 4
7:00-7:45pm – Grades 1 & 5

School Supplies Information:
Families do not need to purchase student school supplies this year except for a student backpack. water bottle, and lunch bag (if bringing lunch from home).  The following classroom donations are still appreciated:  facial tissue, sanitizer, wipes, and extra healthy snacks.  Check with your child’s teacher first before you purchase any donations as it may vary by teacher and grade level.


School Day Information:
School day for Grades K-6 is 8:50am - 3:20pm. School day for Morning Kindergarten is 8:50am - 11:50pm. Thursday dismissal is at 12:50pm. 

Students may be dropped off between 8:35am and 8:50am. 

Please note: Students may not arrive at school any more than 15 minutes before the official beginning of the school day, as we do not
allow unsupervised children in the building. There is no supervision provided for a child prior to this time unless parents have previously arranged for their child to attend after-school or extended day programs
. (AB Elementary Handbook pg. 5)

Musical Programs Information:
Gates Elementary Musical Instrument Progr
ams: Grades 5 & 6 Band; Grades 4, 5, & 6 Strings. Please click here for more information about the program and how to register.

Online Forms with Descriptions

Safe Arrival
It is important for the school to know if your child will be absent or be late to school. Please complete the electronic form or call 978-263-7425

One-Day Pick Up Form
Please complete the following online for when picking up your child either during or at the end of the school day.
  This online form should be completed by 1pm otherwise, please call the office. Parents enter on side of building and pick up in 6th grade pod when picking up at dismissal time. 

One-Day Bus Pass Form: (NOTE:Will be available starting September 16th.) 
Please use this form if your child needs to bus pass. Requests MUST be submitted by 2:00PM the day before the bus pass is required. Approval for this bus pass is determined by the Transportation Department. 

Permanent Pick Up
Please use this form if you plan to pick up your student at dismissal time on a regular basis (each day, every Monday, etc).  Parents enter on side of building and pick up in 6th grade pod when picking up at dismissal time. 

One Day Permission to Walk
Please use this form to give to your son/daughter to walk at dismissal time for a specific day.

Permanent Permission to Walk
Please use this form to give to your son/daughter to walk at dismissal time on a regular basis. Please specify which day(s) student may walk. 

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