Gateway Elementary

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!



Important Family Reminders for the 2020-21 School Year

·      Gateway’s Meet The Teacher Event is set for Mon., Aug. 10th from 3:00-5:00 pm.  Check our school’s Facebook, Twitter and Webpage for specific details.

·      Classroom teacher assignments will be displayed at the meet the teacher event and outside during the first week of school.

·      Please keep in mind that students with the last names beginning with the letter A-K will attend in person learning on Monday and Tuesday.  Students with last names L-Z will attend in person learning on Thursday and Friday.  Wednesdays will alternate.

·      Please review your child’s daily dismissal plans with your child’s teacher prior to first day of school.  This can be done through email or over the phone.

·      Please keep in mind that until further notice, face coverings are required for adults and children while at school. Students may remove their face coverings while physically active and away from other children.  Students will also be allowed to remove face coverings while eating and drinking.

·      Parents/guardians are responsible for temperature checks and screening their child prior to the start of each school day.

·      All essential school supplies will be provided to your child.  A backpack and water bottle would be beneficial if you choose to purchase them for your child.  If you would like to donate any materials to your child’s classroom, please talk with your child’s teacher.

·      In order to prevent unnecessary traffic inside our school building, all classroom teachers will be outside to meet our students during the first week of school.  Additional staff members will be in place to help your child safely walk to their assigned classroom.  Please plan to say your “good-byes” outside the building.

·      Classroom teachers will return to their same assigned locations for dismissal.  If you plan to pick up your child in person at dismissal, please do so outside the building.

·      Your child will be provided with an iPad during the first week of school.  A packet containing important information regarding technology usage will be sent home with your child on their first day of school.  Parents or legal guardian’s will be asked to carefully review, sign and return this page to their child’s teacher in order to receive the device.

·      Free breakfast will be offered to our students each school day.

·      For the health and safety of our school communities, visitors in school will be extremely limited in the 2020-21 school year.

·      If you have questions, please contact our school’s main office at (531)299-1480.  Most school business should be able to be handled over the phone or through email messages.  If you need to meet in person, please call the school’s main office to set up an appointment.

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


  • August 10th-Meet the Teacher Event 3:00-5:00 P.M. 
  • August 12th-Drive-thru Pick-up of Student Materials & iPads 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
  • August 13th-Drive-thru Pick-up of Student Materials & iPads 9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
  • August 14th-Drive-thru Pick-up of Student Materials & iPads 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
  • August 18th-First Day of School (Remote Learning for All Students)





Omaha Public Schools

School Improvement Plan 2019-20

Gateway Elementary

Growth Goals


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

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.