Start of School

Dear Village Gate Families, 

Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year! 

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, getting each school year off the ground is no small endeavor, but we are excited for everyone's return! 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.  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 21st - September 1st – Prep Days
August 28th – 31st - Math & Reading Clinic 
August 31st - Parent Orientation 
August 30th – September 1st - Pre-Conferences 
These are very important as they lay the foundation for the year. Please don't forget that your child comes to this conference.
September 5th - First Day of School

Newer Elementary A Pre-Conference Sign-Up -
Newer Elementary B Pre-Conference Sign-Up - Newer Elementary Pre-Conferences - Group B (
Upper Elementary Pre-Conference Sign-Up -
Middle School Pre-Conference Sign-Up

Below are several documents – some that need to be filled out and returned prior to the start of school;

eBike Agreement

Camp Marston Forms and Information - Upper Elementary Only
Camp Marston Permission Slip

Camp Marston Health Forms

Camp Marston Packing List

Camp Marston Drivers

Burnt Rancheria Camping Trip – Middle School Only
Burnt Rancheria Permission Slip
Heroes Camp Parent Information
Heroes Camp Packing List



The 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 Student Health Form deadline to be completed by your doctor is October 1st

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 Parent Orientation on 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 the office at: (760) 815-4818.

Bobbi Cecio
Village Gate Children's Academy


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