Gateway Elementary

Gateway Elementary
5610 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68107

Phone: (531) 299-1480
Fax: 402-502-3449

Early Learning Center at Gateway

Phone: (531) 299-1499

Principal: Terry Burton

Daily routines for returning to school/Rutinas diarias para regresar a la escuela

Parents & students,

Here are some great videos that walk you through the new routines we'll be using at Gateway. Thank you to our awesome counselors for making these and Mr. Eric for translating.

Daily Routines/Rutinas Diarias



  • September 7th-No School-Labor Day
  • September 17th-Progress Reports sent home (Teacher will send via platform they use for communication, such as Seesaw or email. If families are not connected, it will be mailed.)
  • September 18th-No School for Students-Curriculum Day for Teachers
  • September 21st-No School for Students-Teacher Work Day
  • October 5th-Students start back to school on 3/2 plan (Last names A-K attend in-person on Mondays & Tuesdays, Last names L-Z will attend in-person on Thursdays & Fridays. Groups will alternate Wednesdays and learn at home when not in-person.) 
  • Week of October 19th-Elementary Conferences (These will be done online via Teams. Teachers have sent out a link to Sign-Up Genius so that parents can choose a time that works best for them. Please contact the office if you need to change your time or you're having problems connecting.)

     Mr. Dworak's Conference Office Hours            

      Wednesday 6:00-7:00 P.M.         Thursday 1:00-2:00 P.M.          Thursday 4:00-5:00 P.M.






The 2020-2021 newsletters will be posted online all year. 

September 2020 Newsletter

Septiembre 2020 Boletín Informativo

We are excited to share that Gateway will be using Seesaw for students in PK-6th grade this year! 

Each parent should have received a paper with instructions when they picked up their child's materials and iPad in August. The instructions listed steps for connecting to your child's classroom teacher.

Please make sure that you download the free app called Seesaw Parent and Family.




Omaha Public Schools

School Improvement Plan 2019-20

Gateway Elementary

Growth Goals


Attendance Goals













Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between



     Please click on the link below to read about changes made to the district grading scale.

Important Safety Tips for Kids

  • In light of suspicious activity in neighboring school districts, please review the following safety tips with your children.
  • Don’t talk to strangers.
  • Don’t take anything from strangers.
  • Don’t go anywhere with someone you don’t know.
  • Stay more than an arm’s reach from strangers. If you are approached by a stranger, seek help immediately.
  • Trust your instincts, if you feel you are being followed or something is not right, seek help immediately.
  • Use the buddy system, avoid walking anywhere alone.
    Review contact telephone numbers and home safety practices.
  • When seeking help, always go to a trusted adult teacher, coach, police officer, other parent, or older siblings.
  • If a stranger grabs you, do everything you can to stop him or her from pulling you away. Drop to the ground, kick, hit, bite, and scream. Do whatever it takes to attract the attention of others who can help you. If someone is dragging you away, scream, “this is not my dad,” or “this is not my mom.
  • Report any suspicious activity to your local school and police department. 

Consejos Importantes de Seguridad Para Niños Peligro Extraño

  • No hablar con extraños.
  • No tomar nada de extraños.
  • No ir a cualquier parte con alguien que no conoces.
  • Permanecer más de alcance de la mano de cualquier extraño. Si se le acerca un extraño, busque ayuda de inmediato.
  • Confíe en sus instintos, si sientes que te están siguiendo o algo no está bien, busque ayuda de inmediato.
  • Utilice el sistema de compañeros, evitar caminar sola a ninguna parte.
  • Revisa los números de teléfono de contacto y práctica seguridad en el hogar.
  • Cuando busca de ayuda, siempre háblele a un adulto de confianza, profesor, entrenado, oficial de policía, otro padre, o hermanos mayores.
  • Si un extraño te agarra, hace todo lo posible para que él o ella te deje de agarrar. Caite al suelo, patea, golpea, muérdelo y grita. Hace todo lo posible para atraer la atención de otras personas que pueden ayudarte. Si alguien te está arrastrando, grita, "este no es mi papá", o " esto no es mi mamá. "
  • Reporte cualquier actividad sospechosa a su departamento de la escuela y la policía local.

Early Learning Center-Gateway (531) 299-1499


Click on the link below to visit the OPS Early Childhood Webpage.