Start of School and covid

A Plan to safely keep school open five days a week


COVID-19 may have changed our world, but it did not change Gateway Academy’s mission to educate children and youth with academic rigor, relational teaching and a Christian perspective.

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 COVID task force have engaged in

examination of best practices and recommendations for starting school on September 8, 2021.  Our team includes administrators, school nurse, select teachers, school committee members, NYS officials and outside advisors in the education and health fields.


Our COVID plans are consistent with the mandates presented by the State of New York (and where practical Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 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 are easier for us to follow.


Our plans require parents and employees to ensure that only healthy individuals are entering the campus.

Christopher P. DeSanctis

Head of School