Services

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Before and After School Care

English Language Learners (ELL)

Nurse

Occupational / Physical Therapists

Psychologist

Speech Pathologist

Student Directory


Before & After School Care

Contact: Linda Lafky, (gatewoodcottage@qwestoffice.net), Director of the Cottage School at Gatewood, 206-938-5435

The Cottage School at Gatewood is an independent preschool and before/after school care facility located within Gatewood Elementary. Please contact The Cottage School directly for more information.

The Cottage School follows the Seattle Public School policy for inclement weather, including closures & delays; however, you may contact The Cottage School for an updated voicemail message by 6AM on questionable days.

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English Language Learners (ELL)

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The English Language Learners (ELL) program at Gatewood is a multi-age, culturally sensitive program that supports students in the classroom as they are learning English.

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Nurse

Contact: Tina Urso, tlurso@seattleschools.org, Nurse, RN, BSN, NCSN 206-252-9407 (direct phone line); 206-743-3122 (secure fax)

Our school nurse, Tina Urso, is on campus at Gatewood alternating Wednesdays and every Thursday. She is responsible for acting as an on-site public health investigator under the direction of the Health Department, and is parents' main point of contact for any health-related issues pertaining to our students.

All students must complete a Health Registration form with current phone numbers and emergency contact numbers. The information contained will alert the nurse to any acute or ongoing health concerns that may impact students' abilities.

If your student is taking medication (prescription or over-the-counter) at school, the medication must be in its original container plus an Authorization for Medications to be Taken at School form signed by a doctor. This form needs to be renewed each year. If a student has a life-threatening medical condition it is required by law that the family provide emergency medication and a signed medication authorization form to the school before or on the first day of school.

Immunizations are required for continued attendance at school. You can read about the Immunization Requirements on the Seattle Public Schools Health Services General Information page.

Vision, Hearing, and Dental Screenings will be done within the first three months of school, and a letter will be sent home if it is recommended that your student get further testing. Contact Nurse Tina for additional information and a dental screening consent form.

Is your child Too Sick For School? Download this handy reference sheet.

Additional translations of listed forms are located on the Seattle Public Schools Health Services Forms page.

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Occupational / Physical Therapists

Contact: Meagan Kirby, mdkirby@seattleschools.org, OT 206-252-9381

A Physical Therapist is available upon request. Please contact Christopher Bryhan at 206-252-7029

Gatewood has access to both an Occupation and Physical Therapist for Gatewood students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) involving functional school motor skills.

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Psychologist

Contact: Michael DiLazzaro, mjdilazzaro@seattleschools.org, Psychologist, 206-252-9372

Michael DiLazzaro, Gatewood’s part-time Psychologist, works with students needing individualized support. He also conducts assessments for students being evaluated for Special Education’s Individual Educational Plans (IEP.)

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Speech

Contact: Lynn King, (lyking@seattleschools.org), Speech Pathologist, 206-252-9409

Our shared speech pathologist, Lynn King, works with all Gatewood students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) involving speech.

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Student Directory

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) collects student and parent/guardian contact information for multiple uses. You must review the Seattle Public Schools Notification of Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), then complete and return the Opt-out form either in person or by U.S. Mail.

Click for a copy of the FERPA and Opt-out form.

Gatewood PTA publishes a Directory for Gatewood Elementary Parents/Guardians each year. Contact a PTA Board Member for more information on how to get a copy.

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