COVID-19 may have changed our world, but it did
not change Gateway Academy’s mission to:
"...assist parents in equipping children with unparalleled knowledge in academics, the arts and culture, through the Truths of Christianity, in order to 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 for reopening. Our team includes administrators, school nurse, select teachers, school committee members, NYS officials and outside advisors in the education and health fields.
We plan to re-open our campus for in-person instruction on Wednesday, September 9, combining a quality education program with proper safety protocols, with the flexibility to learn at a distance if required by law. 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