Welcome Back!


Evergreen Principal, Michael Matteo

Dear Evergreen Families:

It is with great pride that I welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year.  We are getting close to starting the school year, and I am extremely excited to welcome everyone to  the building, and I look forward to meeting all of our new students!    The first day of school is Thursday, August 25th for all students. In the upcoming days, you will be receiving important information from us, so please be sure you have updated all your information in Skyward.  Please look for an email coming from our central administration soon!


Here is some general information about the beginning of the school year:


Kindergarten Orientation Welcome to our new Kindergarten students!  On Thursday, August 25th parents and students will attend Kindergarten orientation.  We will host two sessions.  One at 9:30am, and one at 1:30pm.  During this time, students will engage in many different activities to help our students transition to Kindergarten, and students will have the opportunity to ride a school bus. Students will then stay at the conclusion of orientation for a snack in the cafe.  A formal invitation will be sent out in the next few days to all Kindergarten families. 


Homeroom Assignments:

We have scheduled all students into their homerooms. Student schedules will be available and only accessible by updating your personal information in Skyward. Our technology department will be releasing this soon, so keep an eye out for an email notification. 


Homeroom teachers are as follows: 

·    Kg - Ms. Galloway, Ms. Moio, Ms. Eisentrout

·    1t - Ms. Luffey, Ms. Bilinsky, Ms. Rankin

·    2 -  Ms. Wentroble, Dr. King, Ms. Martin

·    3  - Ms. Bendorf, Ms. Zavatsky, Ms. McMahon 

·    4th - Ms. Koscelnik, Ms RItter, Ms. Mattis 



EV Specialists: 


Our special area teachers, school counselor, reading specialist, special education teachers, instructional support teacher, secretary and principal will serve as support for all students.


Save the Dates: (Formal invitations will be sent through Skyward)


-Thursday, August 25th - First Day of School (All Students)

-Thursday, September 1st: Meet the Teacher Night


It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at school.  Up-to-date and additional information will be sent to you through Skyward.  If you have questions or concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to call or email us. We look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family.


Along with academic excellence, Evergreen is also committed to the social and emotional needs of our students.  We offer site based counseling and social skills training to help students form positive relationships.  The Gateway School District will also continue to use the Olweus Bully Prevention Program and focus on character education.   


Evergreen also recognizes that the world is changing around us daily and that technology is a huge part of that.  Therefore, we strive to engage students through the use of various means of technology.  Students will continue to utilize Google Classroom and will be bringing their IPads home.  Students in grades K and 1 will initially leave their IPads at school.  We hope this initiative will bring the 21st Century to the forefront, as well as engage your children in additional critical thinking, collaboration and communication activities.

The IPad, charger and case will be used in the classroom and home for educational purposes. Teachers will vary in their expectations for  use, but your child will be using this tool for instruction, assignments, projects, research and assessment throughout the day. Teachers will provide students and parents with username and passwords for home access.  I encourage our parents to frequently visit our webpage and follow our social media for up to date and accurate information. Please ensure your child’s IPad is charged and ready for use. 

If you plan on picking your child up from school more than one time per week you must sign up for the daily carpool. Early dismissals can be sent in via note or emailed to the classroom teacher as well as Ms. Jennifer Pack at jpack@gatewayk12.org.  


Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.  The staff at Evergreen is looking forward to a great year! 


Nobody Beats A Gator!


Mr. Matteo