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Valencia site coordinator

Erin Farrar


district contact

Peggy Pughe

GATE Information Page

Next steam night info coming soon! 

Dear PVUSD family,

You were notified in the spring that your child has been “identified” for PVUSD Gifted and Talented Education (GATE). This designation as Gifted and/or Talented was made using multiple assessment measurements: CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test), NWEA-MAP (Northwest Evaluation Association - Measures of Academic Progress) and classroom assessment data. This determination remains with your child throughout their school career. Your child will be receiving support in the regular classroom through differentiated instruction for their advanced learning needs. We encourage you to discuss your child’s strengths and needs with his/her teacher. 

We are hosting parent/guardian GATE informational meetings next week at two locations. You should only attend one meeting--choose the location and date that works best for your family. Childcare will be available.

August 23, 2022 at Mar Vista Elementary School, 6860 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA 95003. from 5:30–7:00pm with a light snack provided.

August 24, 2022 at HA Hyde Elementary School 125 Alta Vista Ave. Watsonville, CA 95076. from 5:30–7:00pm with a light snack provided.

Thank you!

In partnership,

Peggy Pughe, Executive Director for Teaching and Learning, PVUSD