Transition to Middle School
Welcome to Gateway Middle School. On this page you may download an electronic copies of Get Ready for Middle School. This packet is given to every 5th grader in the Everett School District and contains helpful information about what happens and how to be successful in middle school. Please make sure that you read through this packet so you know what to expect when you come to Gateway in the fall. Click here to view the the Gateway Course Catalog with information about the different classes that are offered.Annual Fifth to Sixth Grade Transition Activities
Counselor visits to the Elementary SchoolsGateway Counselors visit the Elementary Schools to give a presentation to the 5th graders about middle school and the new academic experiences they will have as 6th graders. These visits typically happen the first two weeks after spring break in April. Parents can expect paperwork home from their students regarding middle school and class placement.
Incoming sixth grade parent night at GatewayDate TBA (typically early April), 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Gateway Commons
- Hear from Gateway Principal about the different options available in English and Math and how those choices affect future class offerings
Fifth graders visit GatewayIn June fifth graders have the opportunity to visit Gateway campus, have a tour of the campus, hear from the principal, Gateway Clubs and a panel of current Gateway Students. Most students coming to Gateway are from Silver Firs, Penny Creek and Forest View elementary Schools. There are often a handful of students from Mill Creek, Cedarwood and Jefferson Elementary schools.
Sixth Grade Orientation at Gateway
Late August: Sixth graders and their parents will be invited to attend an orientation at Gateway. A letter will be sent home over the summer including dates and times. At this orientation, there will be an opportunity to:
- Purchase ASB cards, school pictures and yearbook
- Set up school lunch credit accounts
- Get a copy of 6th grade schedule
- Go on a tour of the school in order to locate classes