PARENT SURVEYS are the first step in preparing Gifted Student Service Plans (GSSP) which will be completed by Oct 1st

Parents are able to provide important information about their child 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.

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., 9/13, 6:00-7:30 pm at Oldham County Schools Arts Center, 7105 Floydsburg Rd, Crestwood, KY.

GIFTED STUDENT SERVICE PLANS (GSSPs) will be developed throughout the month. 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.

KAGE (Kentucky Association for Gifted Education) hosts a free event for parents at the Hilton Downtown Lexington. For more information, visit the KAGE website.

GATES PARENT NIGHT for Grades 8-12 will be held Thurs, Nov. 8th 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”.

GATES PROGRESS REPORTS will be sent to parents the week of December 10th. The 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.

FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT Friday, January 11th, 6:00-7:30 pm, Arvin Center for 4th and 5th grade GATES students and their families. Pizza will be served and we’ll all get Hooked on Science!

INFORMATION FOR SECONDARY PROGRAMS released in January. Please visit the GATES webpage for registration information and deadlines regarding Oldham County Summer Scholars (OCSS), Oldham County Leadership Academy (OCLA), and Fit for Life (FFL).

INFORMATION FOR JUNIOR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY released in February. Please visit the GATES webpage for registration information and deadlines. This program is for rising 8th graders.

COLLEGE BLITZ is a two-day excursion organized and led by District GATES Coordinator where high school students visit various colleges in our region hearing from college admissions counselors about what each institution has to offer.

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

5TH GRADE GATES SUMMIT will be held at Oldham County Schools Arts Center on April 10th 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.

GATES PROGRESS REPORTS will be sent to parents the week of May 20th. The 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.