Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Neil Armstrong School.
This school year opens in a way that is unlike any other. Not only are we beginning the school year with Hybrid and Remote Learning, but our A Wing is under construction and thus many practices have changed. These include student drop off and pick up (located in the back parking lot at designated times), visitor and volunteer practices and Main Entrance (Door #2).
For the most up to date information, please consult our district website updates at: ww.gateschili.org and be sure your email address is up to date and in our School Tool Parent Portal so you can receive information through our emailed Space Log Bulletins.
How can families get involved?
HYBRID Learner: Check your child's Take Home Folder & Agenda (for students in grades 4-5)
ALL: Use the SCHOOLOGY platform to see your child’s assignments!
ALL: Read the “Space Log Bulletins” sent via email.
ALL: Check Parent Portal for census information; attendance, progress reports, and laptop user agreement information. The website for this is gateschili.org/ParentPortalAccess.
ALL: Highlight and attend Neil Armstrong events (hopefully, we will have some this spring!)
ALL: Attend our Neil Armstrong Parent Teacher Organization (NAPTO) meetings (free!). These will be online through January 2021.
Ask your child’s teacher about signing up for Neil Armstrong social media:
Neil Armstrong is an inclusive, friendly and close-knit neighborhood school. We embrace our rich traditions at the same time that we embrace the student centered, technology rich instruction that prepares and engages our students in life in our 21st Century. Our community is strong. We are proud of our diversity. We are committed to enthusiastic and active promotion of our District’s Moral Imperative Statement. Our Spartan Way and our joint commitment to our children knit us closely together. We invite you to join us in our efforts to create a joyful place for children to learn about their community, their world and the world yet to come
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us by calling the main office or e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Thank you very much for entrusting your child to our care.
Sincerely, and on behalf of the staff of Neil Armstrong Staff: Shine on!
Lisa McGary, Principal
Jeannine Bezon, Assistant Principal
As educators, we must ensure that our students understand that what happened in our U.S. Capitol today is abhorrent. We have spoken to children from a very young age about violence and how it’s never the answer. Today’s actions were egregious and contrary not only to the conscience of our nation, but also the Spartan Way values we hold dear at Gates Chili.
Benham, a longtime physical education teacher at Gates Chili High School, has served as head football coach for 20 seasons, compiling a record of 80-76. He led the Spartans to Section 5 titles in 2003, 2006 and 2008.
New requirements do not mandate an automatic closure; however, testing would still be required
COVID-19 positive data reported on this site includes students and staff in the district. These cases have been validated by Monroe County Health Department.
In the event of a move to the orange or red zones, the district must test 100% of in-person learners to be able to reopen to in-person instruction. Without this consent, we cannot test and therefore, would be required to remain fully remote if in the orange or red zones. We ask families to complete a consent form for each in-person learner in their household.
With face masks and costume masks galore, the annual event moved outdoors to the GCHS parking lot on Oct. 29. Dozens of seniors arrived as early as 6:15 a.m. to show off epic costumes for a costume contest, eat breakfast served on the Spartan Eats bus, stay warm by fire pits and make memories as a class. It was the first time this year they've been able to gather as a class.