Thursday, March 20, 2014

Freshman Scheduling Information



Dear Students/Parents/Guardians,

As we get closer to the end of the 2013-2014 school year, it is time to begin to think about the transition from middle school to high school.  This letter is meant to give you a clear understanding of the scheduling process.

Week of March 24th:  Mr. Pellicano will be in one of the 8th grade classrooms to have a general discussion in regards to this transition.  

After Third 9 Weeks:  The 8th grade teachers will make recommendations for placement in academic or honors courses.

* You will receive notification of the teacher recommendations at that time.
* We realize that students could perform far better or worse during the final grading period and this could affect the recommendation. 

Week  of  April 7th :  Mr. Como, high school guidance counselor, will spend a day in one of the 8th grade classes to continue the transition discussion.  Topics will include credits required for graduation and elective courses and the overall scheduling process.  

May 29th :  “Bump Up Night” will be held for all 8th grade students and their families.  It will be held from 6:00-7:30 this evening.  Students will be given a tentative schedule for 9th grade and have a chance to walk through the high school building. Future meetings can be set up with the high school counselors should there be any additional questions. 


Sincerely,

Aaron Pellicano
Middle School Counselor