Parent Involvement

Dear Parents,

On behalf of our dedicated team, I am thrilled to extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to each and every one of you. As the Principal of Polk State Lakeland Gateway to College Collegiate High School, and as Parent Involvement Coordinator, I am excited to embark on a journey of collaboration and growth with all of you.

This academic year promises to be one of achievement, growth, and new opportunities. We firmly believe that a successful education is built upon a strong partnership between the school and parents. Your involvement in your child’s education plays a pivotal role in their academic journey, and we are delighted to invite you to be a part of our vibrant parent involvement community.

Our Parent Involvement group is a platform for parents who share a common desire – to actively engage with the school community and contribute to its success. Whether you’re interested in being a part of our School Advisory Council, participating in key school events such as homecoming and prom, or simply seeking ways to enhance your child’s learning experience, our doors are wide open to you.

Together, we will foster an environment that supports and nurtures our students as they strive to “Level Up” in their educational pursuits. Your insights, perspectives, and enthusiasm are invaluable assets that will help shape a fulfilling and enriching academic year for our students and the entire school community.

Please take a moment to explore the resources and opportunities available on our Parent Involvement page. You will find information about upcoming meetings, events, and ways to get involved. We encourage you to join us in making a positive impact on our school community and contributing to the collective success of our students.

Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education and for being an essential part of our extended Gateway family. Here’s to a year filled with growth, learning, and memorable experiences. We can’t wait to see the remarkable contributions each of you will bring to our school.

Warmest regards,

Dr. Meesha J. Downing-Townsend


2023-2024 Activities

SAC Meeting – August 11, 2023

Homecoming Dance – October 7, 2023

Prom – April 27, 2023

10 year Anniversay Gala – May 4, 2023

Graduation Breakfast – May 6, 2023

Future SAC meetings will be announced at a later date.


Please let us know how you’d like to get involved by clicking the words Parent Involvement Survey and completing the survey:  Parent Involvement Survey