GATES: Timeline

AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2019

GIFTED STUDENT SERVICE PLANS (GSSPs) will be developed throughout September and sent home the first week of October. GATES Coordinators will be working with classroom teachers to complete Gifted Student Service Plans (GSSPs) for all identified GATES students. The GSSP is a communication tool to explain the various instructional strategies implemented during a school year to meet the educational needs of the student. You may expect to receive your copy of the GSSP in October before fall break. If you wish to decline GATES services for your child this year, download the “Decline of Services” document, complete and return to your GATES Coordinator.

 

PARENT SURVEYS are the first step in preparing Gifted Student Service Plans (GSSP).

Parents are invited to provide important information about their child that is useful for teachers in planning instruction. We ask that surveys be completed for newly identified students, those in transitional grades 6 and 9. However, a parent may complete a survey at the beginning of any year. This is especially important if there have been changes in your home that may affect a child’s academic or behavioral performance at school.

GSSPs and surveys are managed within Infinite Campus. An email notification with directions for how to complete the survey will be sent to your email address on file at school. Please complete the parent survey in Infinite Campus once you receive email notification from district staff.

 

GATTON ACADEMY INFO NIGHT  Gatton Academy is a two-year residential STEM school for gifted high school juniors and seniors on the campus of WKU. Zack Ryle, Asst. Director of Admissions, will provide information and answer questions at this event on Sept. 17th, 6:00-7:30 pm at Arvin Education Center, 1650 Colonels Dr., LaGrange, KY (Arvin is located between OCHS campus and Oldham County Country Club in Buckner).

 

KAGE (Kentucky Association for Gifted Education) hosts a free parent night at Embassy Suites in Lexington, KY, Sept. 23rd. For more information visit the KAGE link: http://kagegifted.org/fall2019/parent/

 

GETTING STARTED IN GATES Parents of 4th or 5th grade students who were identified as gifted last spring or who have not been to a similar session are invited to this orientation about GATES on Thurs., 8/29, 6:00-7:30 pm at Arvin Education Center 1650 Colonels Dr., LaGrange, KY 40031 (in Buckner adjacent to OCHS campus).

OCTOBER 2019

OC-KAGE Stay-tuned...exciting plans are underway for a KAGE parent chapter to support our GATES programs! If you are interested in being part of an advisory/leadership committee, please email Janet Fraser janet.fraser@oldham.kyschools.us

NOVEMBER 2019

GATES COLLEGE PREP NIGHT for Grades 8-12 will be held Thurs, Nov. 7th 7:00-8:30 pm at Arvin Education Center. Students are encouraged to join their parents for this event. Pam Brown will be our guest speaker and will present “Insider Tips to College Acceptance”.

DECEMBER 2019

GATES PROGRESS REPORTS will be sent to parents along with the regular school report card. The GATES progress report is designed to give information about student progress in relation to characteristics most often associated with giftedness, and to relay progress on the implementation of service options mentioned on the GSSP.

JANUARY 2020

FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT Friday, January 10th, 6:00-7:30 pm, at OCMS for 4th and 5th grade GATES students and their families. Pizza will be served and we’ll all get Hooked on Science!

FEBRUARY 2020

COLLEGE BLITZ is a two-day excursion organized and led by District GATES Coordinator where high school students visit various colleges beyond the borders of KY, but within a day's reach of our region. Students will hear from college admissions and Honors College counselors about what each institution has to offer. This year we will head north to OH.

KAGE (Kentucky Association for Gifted Education) hosts a free event for parents at the Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington on Feb. 24th. For more information, visit the KAGE Website

APRIL 2020

5TH GRADE GATES SUMMIT will be held at Oldham County Schools Arts Center on April 8th from 6:30-7:30 pm. The purpose of the event is to assist students in their transition to middle school. Dessert will be served for students and their parents, followed by break-out sessions led by each middle school GATES Coordinator. RSVP will be requested closer to the event.

MAY 2020

GATES PROGRESS REPORTS will be sent to parents with final grade reports. The GATES progress report is designed to give information about student progress in relation to characteristics most often associated with giftedness, and to relay progress on the implementation of service options.