Head of School

August 15, 2019

Dear Gateway Gladiator Families,

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our returning families back and extend a warm welcome to new families. My name is Catherine Dolan and I am pleased to be Head of School at Gateway Lab School. I have a background in both urban and special education and I have a passion for creating learning environments where students feel supported and successful.

This past year our focus was on returning our school to its Mission and Vision with integrity. This upcoming school year will be focused on Academic Rigor, in addition to our commitment to Responsive Classroom and Arts Integration. On our website you will find numerous forms to be signed, and lots of information to prepare you and your students for a successful start to our new school year.

Once again our school will be partnering with Red Clay School District to offer the Red Clay Café at GLS for our breakfast and lunch programs.

The Family/Teacher Meet and Greet will be Wednesday, 8/21, 6:00-7:00PM in the gym. Please use the Gym entrance at the rear of the building.

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 26th. Doors open at 8:30. The day will officially begin at 9:00. Students need to be in their Homerooms by 9:00. Dismissal is 3:45. You are invited to tour the school and meet your child's teachers at the Back To School Nights on Wednesday, September 18, for 3rd-5th grades, and Thursday, September 19, for 6th-8th grades, 6:30-8:00.

Looking forward to a wonderful year with you and your child! 

Catherine Dolan
Head of School