Students in classroom at GATE

GATE

GATE student rules and regulations are explained in the syllabus.

What students, parents and guardians need to know

At GATE, we want every student to feel safe and welcome so that they can learn and thrive. The following guidelines help make this possible.

Start of class
Come to class ready to learn and work. Enter the room in an orderly manner and get seated before class begins. Read the schedule for the day and follow the instructions.

Expected conversation behavior
Swearing, hostile language or harassment of any kind is not acceptable. Please be careful with your conversations and remember that some topics are best discussed outside the GATE Program and workplace. Respect the privacy of other students at all times. In the event your behavior is deemed disruptive or otherwise contrary to the best interest of the GATE Program, you may be terminated from the program.

Area off limits to students
Staff room is off limits to students unless accompanied by a supervisor.

 

Eating and drinking
Only water is allowed in the classroom, but not near computers or iPads. Food and other drinks are not allowed. Employees are responsible for keeping their work area clear of litter and trash.

 

Personal electronic devices need to be powered down and stored away in the classroom and work area. Use of personal electronic devices during class and work time will result in confiscation of the device. Do not use devices at bus stops or on the bus unless it’s an emergency.

Students may use their devices only during non-instructional times outside of the classroom. Cellphone conversations can take place by the tree outside GATE.

Please come prepared with the following supplies:

  • ID
  • C-Tran ID
  • Watch
  • Notebook with paper
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Jump drive

Level B students will have the opportunity to take afternoon classes a minimum of two days per week. Staff will offer: art club, photo club, cooking club, driver’s education, food handling, packet catch-up and any other activity that the students vote on.

Students should carry their Washington state ID card and know their Social Security number. If a student is unable to memorize their Social Security number, we can write the number down so he or she can carry it with them.

Job search attire

Acceptable male attire

  • Slacks
  • Cords
  • Knee-length walking shorts
  • Sport shirts

Unacceptable male attire

  • Demin jeans
  • Overalls
  • Shorts
  • Sweatpants or sweat suits
  • Leggings
  • Lycra or spandex stretch pants/shorts
  • Head wear
  • Visible undergarments
  • No visible piercings

Acceptable female attire

  • Slacks
  • Skorts
  • Skirt (no shorter than 3 inches above the knee)
  • Blouse
  • Sport shirt
  • Knee-length walking shorts

Unacceptable female attire

  • Demin jeans
  • Head wear
  • Overalls
  • Shorts
  • Sweatpant or sweat suit
  • Lycra or spandex stretch pants/shorts/tops
  • Spaghetti straps and strapless tops and dresses (unless under a blazer or jacket)
  • Visible undergarments
  • Exhibiting a bare midriff or underwear
  • Flip-flop sandals
  • No visible piercings

Interview attire

Acceptable male attire

  • Dress slacks
  • Dress shirt (shirts are to be tucked in with belted pants)
  • Dress shoes and socks
  • Sweater
  • Sport coat
  • Tie

Unacceptable male attire

  • Demin jeans
  • Overalls
  • Shorts
  • Sweatpants or sweat suits
  • Leggings
  • Lycra or spandex stretch pants/shorts
  • Head wear
  • Visible undergarments
  • No visible piercings
  • Flip-flop sandals

Acceptable female attire

  • Dress (professional business)
  • Dress slacks
  • Skirt (no shorter than 3 inches above the knee)
  • Button-up blouse or shirt
  • City shorts
  • Dress shoes or sandals
  • Nylons

Unacceptable female attire

  • Demin jeans
  • Head wear
  • Overalls
  • Shorts
  • Sweatpants or sweat suit
  • Lycra or spandex stretch pants/shorts/tops
  • Spaghetti straps and strapless tops and dresses (unless under a blazer or jacket)
  • Visible undergarments
  • Exhibiting a bare midriff or underwear
  • Flip-flop sandals
  • No visible piercings

Modest and appropriate dress is expected at GATE, just as it is in any place of business. If you are in doubt if an item of clothing is acceptable, ask an administrator or teacher.

Inappropriate clothing includes:

  • Jeans with holes
  • Message T-shirts
  • No spaghetti-strap shirts, tank tops or exposed undergarments, including bra straps
  • Pants are to be at the waist—no sagging
  • Low necklines
  • Hats
  • Sweats
  • Spandex
  • Pajamas
  • Flip-flops
  • Visible undergarments

Work behaviors

Work experiences help prepare students for working in the business world. Students will have the opportunity to develop attitudes and skills needed for employment. They must take pride in their quality of their work and the effort that goes into learning.

  • Visiting with friends allowed unless disruptive to group
  • Sign in
  • Check schedule, daily work assignment and task list
  • Put away all items used
  • Leave at daily scheduled time
  • Leave when schedule says to or signal by employer
  • Sign out
  • Comply with all behavior policies
  • Participate in and complete classroom activities
  • Use appropriate language and behaviors in class and in the community
  • Cooperate with others
  • Show respect and courtesy toward all students, staff and guests
  • Follow safety rules and procedures
  • If you are having a bad day, tell a teacher before class starts so you can problem solve
  • Arrive on time daily
  • C-Tran ID
  • Washington ID
  • Phone numbers to call work or work experiences if you’re going to be absent or late
    GATE: 360-313-1050
  • Bathroom policy: plan ahead, limit interruptions, knock first
  • What you should bring to work each day: lunch, pens, paper, C-Tran pass, ID and watch
  • What to do if you don’t have materials: borrow, ask
  • Area of room off-limits to employees: worksite specific
  • When it is not OK to talk: when other people are talking
  • When is it OK to talk: down time, lunch, entering leaving
  • Area for personal items: worksite specific
  • Safety and security
  • Verbal communication/teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Attendance/punctuality
  • Quality of work/productivity
  • Pace of work/productivity
  • Ability to follow directions/instructions