Stonegate Elementary School

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Contact Info.

Berns, Jay


Welcome to Stonegate!

Welcome to Stonegate Elementary School for the 2018-2019 school year. As the new principal of Stonegate, I feel extremely fortunate and proud to be working with such a dedicated and professional staff, students and community.

Our goal will be to sustain high expectations for students, maintain a quality educational program and provide a positive and caring school environment that will foster individual excellence and lifelong learning for our students.

Stonegate is a community school. It is a school where the children come first. Stonegate is the sum of all the pieces to the puzzle. In other words, school + student + parent(s) = success. If any piece of this puzzle is missing, then the level of success for students and school falters.

This year we will be implementing the 10 pillars of Lion Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness/justice, caring, citizenship, honesty, courage, diligence, and integrity. We will also be implementing an anti-bullying policy, and we will be educating our students on the appropriate way to handle a conflict. We will continue to focus on the 3B’s: be safe, be responsible and be respectful. Not to mention a number of positive incentives that we will be implementing to encourage good grades, behavior and attendance.

New this year, each Wednesday school will be released early (minimum day schedule) so that our teachers can collaborate, lesson plan and plan team activities. 

As a parent you are always welcome in our school. I encourage your participation and support of our school and invite you to play an active role in your child’s education. This is the best guarantee for a successful school year. Regular communication with your child’s teacher is essential. If we can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to a wonderful year. Together we can make a difference for the children at Stonegate.


Jay Berns, Principal

Belinda Rabb-Patterson, Assistant Principal