Start of School

Dear Village Gate Families, 

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year! This year promises to be different than any other we've ever had. Given the current health concerns related to COVID-19, we are offering both and online and in-person program. In an effort to provide the safest possible learning environment, our In-Person Program will be primarily outdoors. While things are definitely different, you can count on us to provide the same great, quality, creative program as we have always provided, this one will just happen with a twist and will be to source of many adventures and memories. 

We hope you are thoroughly enjoying your summer and the extra time with your children. Time is passing so quickly and the first day of school is quickly approaching. As you might imagine, making these changes is no small endeavor, but we are excited to utilize the incredible property we are blessed with to make outdoor learning a lot of fun!


Please find the details of our Re-Opening Plan HERE. It is vitally important that all parents read and familiarize yourselves with this information. 

Every new school year brings with it numerous possibilities and opportunities for growth, not only for our students, but for each of us, and for our school as a whole.  This year may be the very definition of that statement, but we know that by working together and striving toward our common goals, we will make this another incredible school year at Village Gate. 

Here are some important dates for the start of the school year:
August 24th - 4th – Prep Days
August 31st – September 3rd - Math & Reading Clinic 
August 25th - Parent Orientation via Zoom at 6:00 PM
Zoom Login:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82933042501
Meeting ID: 829 3304 2501
September 2nd – 4th - Pre-Conferences via Google Meet-Sign-ups found on the link below
These are very important as they lay the foundation for the year. Please don't forget that your child comes to this conference.
September 8th - First Day of School

SIGN-UP OPPORTUNITIES
School Prep Days - Sign-Ups for this will be available the week of August 17th 
Newer Elementary Pre-Conference Sign-Up
- Sign-Ups for this will be available the week of August 17th 
Upper Elementary Pre-Conference Sign-Up - Sign-Ups for this will be available the week of August 17th 
Middle School Pre-Conference Sign-Up - Sign-Ups for this will be available the week of August 17th 
 
Volunteer Opportunities - Sign-Ups for this will be available the week of August 17th 
Below are several documents – some that need to be filled out and returned prior to the start of school;

COVID-19 Agreement and Liability Waiver

FORMS TO BE COMPLETED FOR ALL STUDENTS: (note: Student health form deadline to be completed by your doctor is October 1st) Emergency Information form must be completed by the first day of school as your child may not attend the first day of school without it completed. The Pre-conference form is to be completed and brought to your conference. 

Supply Lists:
Middle School

I know this is a lot of forms, but all are necessary to start the year. Please send them in or drop them off on or before August 31st.

Village Gate is, at its heart, a community of people working together to provide an environment of curiosity, wonder, respect and partnership for our children and for each other. And a community is comprised of the people who make it up. Thank you for being a part of Village Gate’s Community. Your participation and your contributions are important to us and as such we welcome your thoughts, suggestions and ideas.
 
I look forward to seeing you soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to call me at: (908) 642-5203 or Julie at: (760) 815-4818.

Warmly, 
Bobbi Cecio
Director
Village Gate Children's Academy

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