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, November 7th 

Student Council Theme Day-Workout Day


Monday, November 12th 

Veterans Day Brunch, 9:30 A.M.  


Wednesday, November 14th  

Picture Re-takes

 

 

Tuesday, November 20th 

 2nd Quarter Mid-Quarter Reports Sent Home

Wednesday, November 21st

No School, Teacher In-service/Plan Day 

 


Thursday, November 22nd-Friday, November 23rd 

 Thanksgiving Recess

Wednesday, November 28th 

 Student Council Theme Day-Squad Day

Thursday, December 6th 

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics) Night, 5:30-7:00 P.M. 


Wednesday, December 12th

 Winter Program, 9:30 A.M. & 1:30 P.M. Shows 

Wednesday, November 21st 

2nd Quarter Report Cards Sent Home 


Wednesday, November 21st

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

Monday, December 24th-Friday, January 4th

 Winter Recess

 

 

 

 

 

Omaha Public Schools

School Improvement Plan 2018-19

Gateway Elementary

Growth Goals

District Intended Summative Outcome:

Increase the number of students demonstrating proficiency and growth on state ELA assessments 

School ELA Goal: By May 2019, 50% of students will have met or exceeded their MAP Growth Goal.

Strategy(ies) (add AQUESTT Tenets after each strategy):

-        Use the core resources (Journeys, Storytown, Collections, Being A Writer) to plan and deliver instruction based on state standards (College and Career Ready, Assessment)

-        Provide daily guided reading instruction

-        Provide students with instructional level text during guided reading at least 3x per week (College and Career Ready, Assessment)

-        Provide students with daily literacy opportunities that build rigor during independent reading (College and Career Ready, Assessment)

Success Criteria:

-        Teachers’ lesson plans will convey daily ELA instruction based on the A+ OPS Curriculum Guides

-        Teachers’ lesson plans reflect evidence of high yield literacy strategies to meet the demands of the College and Career Ready ELA standards 

-        Teachers teach all components of a guided reading lesson 

-        Teachers use instructional level text during guided reading at least 3x per week

-        Teachers’ guided reading plans show evidence of instructional level text

-        Students receive daily opportunities for higher level thinking and processing during whole group instruction through use of the core resources

-        Students engage in daily opportunities for independent reading and rigorous literacy opportunities 

Progress Monitoring:

-        Running records data to monitor student growth, 1x each month per grade level at grade level meetings

-        Whole group and guided reading lesson plan checks, look for evidence of instructional level text during guided reading and rigor included in independent literacy opportunities

-        NWEA-MAP Assessment Growth, 1st, 3rd and 4th quarter

-        Student summative assessments (required per the A+ OPS Curriculum Guides)

-        Coaching observations during guided reading instruction to look for evidence of all components of the guided reading lesson, with discussion at grade level meetings

Monitor and Adjust –

-        Goal is monitored and adjusted at the end of each quarter after progress monitoring data is reviewed

-        Communicate and discuss adjustments to instruction and progress toward goals at grade level and staff meetings

-        Staff will be updated on progress towards the goal once a quarter during staff and/or grade level meetings

-        BST meetings focus on reviewing, monitoring and adjusting SIP plan

District Intended Summative Outcomes:

Increase the number of students demonstrating proficiency and growth on state Math assessments 

School Math Goal: By May 2019, 45% of students will have met or exceeded their MAP Growth Goal.

Strategy(ies) (add AQUESTT Tenets after each strategy):

-        Provide daily cumulative review to foster mastery and retention of math content (Educational Opportunities and Access)

-        Provide opportunities for students to share their mathematical thinking and to connect their thinking to multiple representations (College and Career Ready)

Success Criteria:

-        Teachers’ lesson plans show evidence of daily cumulative review

-        Teachers’ lesson plans show evidence of utilizing CPA

-        Teachers and students engage in discourse, making connections among multiple methods

-        Students are able to make connections between concrete, pictorial, and abstract representations (CPA)

Progress Monitoring:

-        Common summative assessment data is analyzed to monitor student growth, 2x per quarter at PLCs

-        Math lesson plan checks, 1x per quarter

-        NWEA-MAP Assessment Growth, 1st, 3rdand 4th quarter

-        Student formative assessments (Grade level teachers determine common assessment to utilize each quarter)

-        Learning walks during whole group math time to look for daily cumulative review, multiple representations, and discourse, 1x per quarter with discussion on collected data at PLCs

Monitor and Adjust –

-        Goal is monitored and adjusted at the end of each quarter after progress monitoring data is reviewed

-        Communicate and discuss adjustments to instruction and progress toward goals at PLCs and staff meetings

-        BST meetings focus on reviewing, monitoring and adjusting SIP plan

District Intended Summative Outcomes:

Increase the number of students scoring Meets or Exceeds on state Science assessments

School Science Goal: By May 2019, 51% of students will have met or exceeded their MAP Growth Goal

Strategy(ies) (add AQUESTT Tenets after each strategy):

-        Utilize the A+ OPS Science Curriculum Guide and core resource, Elevate science, to plan and deliver instruction based on state standards. (College and Career Ready)

Success Criteria:

-        Teachers’ lesson plans will convey regular science instruction based on A+ Curriculum Guides and Elevate science

-        Teachers’ lesson plans will incorporate clear and measurable learning goals

-        Teachers will utilize Elevate science to incorporate 3-dimensional learning into their science instruction

-        Students will engage in hands on learning experiences that align with the Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for Science

-        Students will communicate their learning through science discourse using claims, evidence and justification

Progress Monitoring:

-        Regular lesson plan checks for science 

-        A+ Curriculum Guide pacing/alignment checks for science (PLCs- Day A)

-        Learning walks (leadership team) once per quarter to observe best practices, learning goals and students engaging in hands on learning

o   Discuss and analyze data during team meetings

-        Students will perform at proficient or advanced levels on common summative assessments

o   Discuss and analyze once a quarter at grade level meetings

-        NWEA MAP - Science (grades 3-6); Fall and Winter

o   Review growth for each student

Monitor and Adjust –

-        Staff will be updated on progress toward the goal at one PLC per quarter

o   Staff will engage in a conversation regarding any adjustments that might need to be made 

-        Coaching notes left during science instruction will focus on learning goals, hands on learning, use of the viable curriculum and student discourse

-        Professional development supporting the guaranteed and viable curriculum (Elevate science, Realize online resources, 3-dimensional learning)

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District Intended Behavior Outcomes:

Engage in ongoing data-based decision-making and solution planning to decrease exclusionary discipline practices

School MTSS-B Goal: 

-Continue to implement MTSS-B Tier 1 practices and systems with fidelity based on Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) and Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) data. 

-Identify and target areas of need based on Office and PAC referrals and implement a plan of action to address these concerns.

-Increase expertise of staff in the 8 Effective Best Practices. 

Strategy(ies) (add AQUESTT Tenets after each strategy):

-        Our school will establish and maintain an MTSS-B Team to consist of the Principal, Assistant Principal, Intermediate Teacher, Primary Teacher, Pre-K staff member, Counselor, Specialist and School Psychologist.

-        Our team will monitor data on at least a monthly basis by using the Behavior Dashboard and use the Big 5 Data Report as our guide.

Success Criteria:

-        MTSS-B Team meets monthly to review behavior dashboard data, identify areas of concern for intervention, review current active strategies and align additional needed supports.

-        Classrooms are using the 8 Effective Classroom practices successfully and it is having an impact in their classroom in a positive way.

-        Office/PAC referrals decrease in the areas identified as priorities.

Progress Monitoring:

-        Behavior Dashboard Data

-        Office Referrals

-        PAC referrals

-        Self Assessment Surveys

-        Tiered Fidelity Inventory

-        Staff Feedback 

-        Observations

Monitor and Adjust –

-        Have staff teach booster lessons after winter break.

-        Develop a professional development plan to increase staff knowledge of the 8 effective classroom practices. 

-        Monitor and encourage the use of the school wide positive reinforcement system.

-        Review monthly data and create solution plans based on observations.


District Intended Attendance Outcomes:

Promote and increase daily student attendance and reduce tardies throughout the school year.

School Attendance Goal: Our school will reduce the percentage of students missing 5% (about 9 days) or more of their school year by 2%.

Strategy(ies) (add AQUESTT Tenets after each strategy):

-        Our school will establish and maintain an Attendance Team that consists of multiple staff including administration, counselor, teachers and specialist.

-        The Attendance Team will meet monthly to review attendance dashboard data, identify students for intervention, review current active strategies and align additional needed supports.

-        The Attendance team will establish a system of acknowledgment for pre-determined attendance achievements. 

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Success Criteria:

-        Establish and maintain an Attendance Team to consist of the multiple staff including administration, counselor, teachers and specialist.

-        Attendance Team meets monthly to review attendance dashboard data, identify students for intervention, review current active strategies and align additional needed supports.

-        Attendance rates and student achievement increases as a result.  

Progress Monitoring:

-        Attendance Dashboard

-        Monthly attendance team meetings

-        SAT Meetings

Monitor and Adjust –

-        Monthly Attendance Team Meetings

-        Bi-Monthly attendance meetings between SSL and school counselors

-        Quarterly District Attendance Team Meetings

-        Develop a professional development plan to increase staff knowledge of strategies to use to increase attendance within their classroom. 

-        Monitor and encourage the established attendance goal.

-        Review monthly data and create solution plans based on observation.

District Intended Wellness Outcomes:

Increase the number of wellness strategies implemented district-wide

School Wellness Goal: Increase community involvement in the wellness activities

Strategy(ies) (add AQUESTT Tenets after each strategy):

-        Invite community organizations to present on various topics; e.g. portion control, exercise plan, reducing sugar, smart snacks, etc. during Wellness Fairs or classroom presentations

-        Include Wellness information in the newsletters distributed to the families

-        Add a Wellness section to the school website promoting activities and encouraging participation in the plan

-        Survey families about wellness activities they would be of interest

Success Criteria:

-        The Wellness Team will meet regularly to plan and promote the events

-        Community participation will be tracked for improvement

-        Survey families, during conferences, regarding the wellness information in the newsletters and on the website

Progress Monitoring:

-        Number of events and attendees

-        Evaluation of each program by the individuals attending; e.g. pre-test and post-test

-        Analyze survey results

-        Utilize community resources to increase and promote wellness information (KROC, United Healthcare, etc.)

Monitor and Adjust –

-        Based on the survey results from first semester make modifications to programs planned for second semester which align with the suggestions offered from the community to encourage participation

-        Results will be communicated to school staff

-        Proposed changes will be implemented

 

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!