Getting Started at Stargate
The kindergarten school day ends 15 minutes earlier than 1st-5th grade.
Upon arriving to school each day, all students are welcome to play in the kindergarten playground starting at 7:45 a.m. Students will be supervised and will line up to go inside at 8:15 a.m. For safety reasons, only students and staff members will be in the back of our school during this time.
For pick-up, please park in the loop in front of the elementary school starting at Kindergarten dismissal. Please exit your vehicle and connect with your child’s teacher. After you have picked up your child, please immediately return to your vehicle and exit the loop, this is essential to keeping the traffic flow moving.
During recess, kindergarten students play in the kindergarten playground. This area is for kindergarten students only.
Based on skill sets, students may have different teachers for literacy and math.
Please be vigilant when packing snacks for your child as well as during homeroom parties as we have a number of students with food allergies.
Supplies - 2023-24
If this is your first year at Stargate, you may not be sure where to go for information. Fortunately, this website is a great place to start. Some of the most helpful links are pasted below.
News and Announcements - read school newsletters, announcements from teachers and more
School Calendar - all the major dates for the entire school year or click into events happening today
Get Involved - learn more about a few of the ways you can become part of your new Stargate community
Parent Resources - access tools to help you check grades, order lunch, pay for before/after school care and more
Team Lead and other Communications Pathways contacts can be found in this directory.
Language Arts – we use the Benchmark Workshop curriculum when teaching students reading and writing skills.
Math – we use the Go Math curriculum. Designed to equip students with a strong foundation in mathematics, topics are covered in depth and taught to mastery.
Science – units range from earth science topics like sunshine/shadows and recycling to physical science topics that include wood/paper and simple machines to a life science section on animals.
Social Studies – we study the civics of classroom rules and citizenship, as well as historical themes and economics.
Music – students explore beats and rhythm, sounds, instruments and the role music plays in our lives.
Art – our emphasis is on exploring art production and includes drawing, cutting, painting, and sculpting.
Physical Education – introduces tools and techniques to establish lifelong healthy and fit students.
Technology – teaches students to use appropriate terminology for parts of a computer, to select and start programs as directed by the teacher, to follow rules for Internet safety, to collect and use information to support projects.
Adroit – Adroit is a combination of makerspace, design challenges and design thinking.
GATE - GATE stand for Gifted and Talented Education. In this class, students are working on developing their understanding of what it means to be gifted, and identifying their feelings, strengths, challenges, and interests.