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Gateway Option

Overview of Gateway Option, By Division

Determining whether to send your child to school for on-campus instruction is a personal decision. In support of families who would prefer to keep their children at home, Key is offering a Gateway Option that will enable access to the on-campus instruction, as it is occurring. 

The Gateway Option is not a separate distance learning program but rather remote access to on-campus classroom instruction for students who opt not to attend classes on campus. 

  • Gateway students will be able to Zoom into the classroom experience, track assignments and complete assessments remotely.
  • Gateway students will have access to teachers for individual interaction and/or small group meetings per descriptions below. 
  • The earliest a student partaking in the Gateway Option will be able to transition to on-campus learning is November 2, 2020. 
  • Students will be able to continue in Gateway through Winter Holiday Break.  
  • Tuition will not be adjusted if this option is chosen.
  • Students may participate in Key athletics, should they resume, while in the Gateway Option. (updated 10/2/20)

Families who wish to elect the Gateway Option should contact their respective Division Office. 
 

First School

Key-Wee, Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten students participating in the Gateway Option will be able to connect with their class in a live, synchronous regularly through the day

Gateway Schedule for Key-Wee Students:  

8:30 a.m. - Informal greetings and conversations as students arrive on campus
Between 8:45/9:00 a.m. (once class is assembled) - Morning Meeting with welcome, songs and greeting
11:15 a.m. - Story time or other activity 
12:00 p.m. - Join for for an optional Lunch Bunch
During afternoon hours there will be the opportunity for family and/or child to connect one on one with a teacher.

Gateway Schedule for Pre -School Students

8:30 a.m. - Informal greetings and conversations as students arrive on campus
9:00 -9:20 a.m. - Morning Meeting
11:30 a.m. - Individual or small group session with teachers
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Opportunity for family check-in during afternoon office hours

Gateway Schedule for Pre-Kindergarten Students

8:30 a.m. - Informal greetings and conversations as students arrive on campus
9:00-9:20 a.m. - Morning Meeting
11:45 a.m. - Closing circle/story time
During afternoon hours there will be the opportunity for family and/or child to connect one-on-one or in a small group with teacher.

Gateway Schedule for Kindergarten Students

8:30 a.m. - Information greetings and conversations as students arrive on campus
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Morning Meeting and first class session
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Second class session
12:00 p.m. - Optional Lunch Bunch
During afternoon hours there will be the opportunity for family and/or child to connect one-on-one or in a small group with a teacher.Lower School:

Lower School

Students in first through fourth grade participating in the Gateway Option will be able to connect with their class virtually throughout the day by logging in to live, synchronous lessons. There will be periodic opportunities for students to check-in with their homeroom teachers individually or in small groups.

Sample Schedule for Lower School Gateway Students

8:00 a.m. - Scheduled Check-Ins 
9:00 a.m. (once class is assembled) - Morning Meeting with welcome, schedule for the day and community building activity
9:10 a.m. - First Period: Core Instruction
10:10 a.m. - Snack and Movement Break
10:30 a.m. - Second and Third Period: Core Instruction
12:00 p.m. - Optional Lunch Bunch and At- Home Movement 
1:00 p.m. - Fourth Period: Specials
1:45 p.m. - Fifth Period: Specials
3:00 p.m. - Scheduled Check-Ins as Needed

Middle School

Students in fifth through eighth grade participating in the Gateway Option will be able to connect with their classes virtually throughout the day and watch the instruction in real time. The schedule of classes will follow the regular 10-day schedule for each student, which will be provided to students prior to the start of the school year. There will also be opportunities for students to meet with teachers individually or in small groups. Those meetings will mostly be scheduled between 8:00-9:00 a.m. and between 2:45 -3:30 p.m. 

Sample Schedule for Middle School Gateway Students:

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Individual and small group meetings with teachers
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Homeroom / Morning Meeting
9:20 - 10:05 a.m. - Period 1
10:10 - 10:55 a.m. - Period 2
10:55 - 11:25 a.m. - Snack / Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Period 3
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch / Break
1:05 - 1:50 p.m.  -  Period 4
1:55 - 2:40 p.m. - Period 5 
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. - Individual and small group meetings with teachers

Upper School

Students in ninth through twelfth grade participating in the Gateway Option will be able to connect with their classes virtually throughout the day and watch the instruction in real time. The schedule of classes, noted below, will be provided to students prior to the start of the school year. There will also be opportunities for students to meet with teachers individually or in small groups. Those meetings will mostly be scheduled between 8:00-9:00 a.m. and between 2:45-3:30 p.m. 

Sample Schedule for Upper School Gateway Students:

8:00-9:00 a.m. - Gateway Virtual Support Meetings during drop-off / morning pods
9:00-10:00 a.m. - Class 1                    
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. - Morning Break             
10:30-11:30 a.m. - Class 2                     
11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. - Lunch                    
12:15-1:15 p.m. - Class 3            
1:15-1:45 p.m. - Afternoon Break                 
1:45-2:45 p.m.  - Class 4                  
2:45-3:25 p.m. - Gateway Virtual Support Meetings during dismissal / afternoon pods