Universal GATE Screening Notification Letters
Elementary, K-8 Schools
GATE Screening will happen between January 17 and February 17 for all 1st and 3rd grade students across the district.
Letters notifying families about the testing window and the GATE screening process have been developed for distribution. Letters should be copied at the school site level and distributed to ALL 1st and 3rd grade families. This may happen during Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Opt Out Forms should only be available by request in the school office.
Opt Out Forms should NOT be copied on the back side of the Testing Notification Letter. Office staff, when distributing Opt Out Forms, should clarify with parents that they are waiving the opportunity to have their child screened for GATE services. Original Opt Out Forms must be sent to the GATE Office, by the date indicated on the form.