Gateway Elementary

Welcome to Gateway Elementary School, located at 5610 S. 42nd Street (42nd and V Streets). It is home to pre-kindergarten through sixth grade elementary students in South Omaha. Our mascot is the Eagles, and our colors are blue and gold.

The site is located in southeast Omaha spanning a five-block area along 42nd Street between "T" Street, along the north boundary, and "Y" Street on the south boundary. The east boundary of the site is 42nd Street, and the west boundary is defined by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad right-of-way.
The site is 32.7 acres, with the elementary school located on approximately 10.8 acres at the north end. The south section of the site, approximately 21.9 acres, has been identified as a potential middle school site. The building has 38 classrooms, a library, planning areas, counselor offices, a stage, gymnasium, computer lab, and a community room.

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
Email: terry.burton@ops.org

 

Wednesday, October 3rd 

3rd Grade Field Trip to Durham


Friday, October 12th 

Kindergarten Field Trip to Bellevue Berry Farm Day 


Monday, October 15th  

Firefighter Visit for Kindergarten

 

 

Thursday, October 18th 

 Gateway Family Night at the Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch

Friday, October 19th

1st Quarter Ends 

 


Monday, October 22nd 

 2nd Quarter Starts

Wednesday, October 24th 

 Pre-K Plan Day-No School for Pre-K Students

Wednesday, October 24th 

Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:00 P.M. 


Thursday, October 25th

 Parent-Teacher Conferences 12:00-8:00 P.M.-NO SCHOOL for Students 

Friday, October 26th 

No School, Teacher Plan Day 


Wednesday, October 31st

 Classroom Harvest Parties 2:00-2:45 P.M.

Wednesday, October 31st

 Costume Parade 3:05 P.M.

 

 

 

 

 

Omaha Public Schools

School Improvement Plan 2017-18

Gateway Elementary

Growth Goals

 

Goal Area: ENGLISH-LANGUAGE ARTS (READING AND WRITING)

ELA Focus Area(s): Comprehension

1.     Summative State Assessment Goal (NeSA growth goal): 5% of students meeting or exceeding proficiency on state

2.     Interim District Assessment Goal (MAP growth goal): Students at each grade level will demonstrate positive growth on NWEA-MAP from fall to spring (based on RIT). Each student will make progress towards their spring MAP growth goal.

Strategy:

·       Our Literacy Facilitator, Jenny Pudenz will provide professional development with the certified and classified staff.

·       Every student, Kindergarten-6th will have a leadership team member set individual goals in reading and math.  The goals will include action steps and progress monitoring will take place with each student during the remainder of the school year.

·       We will collaborate with our ESL, Special Education and GATE teachers to differentiate instruction for all students.

Goal Area: MATHEMATICS

Mathematics Focus Area(s): Number Sense

1.     Summative State Assessment Goal (NeSA growth goal): 5% of students meeting or exceeding proficiency on state assessment

2.     Interim District Assessment Goal (MAP growth goal): Students at each grade level will demonstrate positive growth on NWEA-MAP from fall to spring (based on RIT). Each student will make progress towards their spring MAP growth goal.

Strategy: 

·       Professional Development in number talks will be provided to all staff.

·       Every student, Kindergarten-6th will have a leadership team member set individual goals in reading and math.  The goals will include action steps and progress monitoring will take place with each student during the remainder of the school year.

·       We will collaborate with our ESL, Special Education and GATE teachers to differentiate instruction for all students.

Goal Area: MTSS-B Behavior

Focus: Staff will use positive feedback to encourage expected behavior.

1.     Measurable Goal (growth goal): The percentage of classrooms using the positive reinforcement system (Talent  Tickets) will increase by 5%.

Strategy: Educate staff members on how positive feedback increases desired positive behavior.

Staff will use a variety of strategies to deliver timely, descriptive and specific feedback on a daily basis.

Goal Area: Technology

Focus: Increase student engagement and create active learners.

1.     Measurable Goal (growth goal): 80% of staff and students will be able to navigate ClassFlow, ActivExpressions and Office 365.

Strategy: Educate staff and students on ClassFlow, ActivExpressions and Office 365.

Goal Area: WELLNESS

Wellness Focus: Education, Physical Activity, School-Based Events, School-Adopted Programs

1.     Education Strategy: Informative and educational newsletter will be sent out to staff.  Optional education classes will be held during work days for staff.  Signage posted around the school to increase awareness and education.

2.     Physical Activity Strategy: After-school exercise classes will be held.  A walking club will be initiated.  Brain breaks and in-class movement will be increased.  

3.     School-Based Activity Strategy: Challenge-based events, health fairs, cooking classes and family nights will evolve and occur throughout the year.

4.     School-Adopted Programs: Outside gardening companies will be contacted to help implement a garden for the school.  Programs to increase school movement will be sought out.


Click on our eagle below for the full improvement plan for our school.

Please click here to see our school's Title I Schoolwide Plan for 2017-2018.

Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

 

Parents, 

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

     http://district.ops.org/DEPARTMENTS/CurriculumandInstructionSupport.aspx#8104942-grading

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.

http://district.ops.org/DEPARTMENTS/CurriculumInstructionandAssessment/

EarlyChildhood.aspx

 

 



Wow! Gateway Rocks! Pennies for Patients!

In March 2018, students and staff at Gateway Elementary participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program; a service-learning program that gives students the unique experience of working together to help raise awareness and funds in honor of thousands of children and adults fighting against blood cancers!

The Student Council set our school goal at $4,000. For fun, we turned the fundraiser into a contest. The class collecting the most monetary donations would earn an Olive Garden lunch, compliments of the LLS and Olive Garden. We also held a Penny War amongst the grade levels. The grade level collecting the most pennies and bills would earn a Game Truck party.

Our amazing Gateway family collected more than $4,000.00! We are so proud of each of our students and their generosity for such a wonderful cause!  We were also notified that we were the TOP donating school in Nebraska! Way to go, Eagles!!

Congratulations to Miss Tessin’s 2nd Grade class for collecting the most donations and to the entire 2nd Grade for winning the Penny War!