Start of School and covid

A Plan to safely keep school open five days a week


Dear GA Community,

COVID-19 and its variants may have changed our world, but it did not change Gateway Academy’s mission to:


“…partner with parents to equip children with exceptional knowledge in academic subjects, the arts, and culture, through the Truths of Christianity and a Biblical worldview, in order to serve and glorify God.”


Over the past several months, GA’s community has been confident in our shared faith and dedication to quality Christian school education. My heart is full of gratitude as I have watched this special community respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with new levels of partnership. 

Members of our re-opening task force have been engaged in

examination of best practices and recommendations to start the 2021-2022 school year. Our team includes administrators, school nurse, select teachers, school committee members, NYS officials and outside advisors in the education and health fields.


Our plan is consistent with the mandates presented by the State of New York (and where practical Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] recommendations). As state guidelines evolve, we will continue to adapt, as necessary. Due to GA’s small class sizes and large facility, policies for cleanliness and social distancing should be easier for us to follow.


Our GA-FLEX plan requires parents and employees to ensure that only healthy individuals are entering the campus.

Christopher P. DeSanctis

Head of School