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Dear Parents of Students in Grade 5,
The second semester is well underway. As such, we are now looking ahead at your child’s learning program for the 2022-2023 school year and the various options that will be available to them.
In addition to the core set of Grade 6 courses, your child will further customize their SSIS learning experience by choosing a language (Mandarin or Spanish), English as an Additional Language (EAL), or Learning Support (LS), as well as elective courses.
Rising Grade 6 Parent Info Night, Tuesday, March 1, from 6:45 – 7:30 pm
On Tuesday, March 1, from 6:45 – 7:30 pm you are invited to our Parent Info Night to learn about the middle school program. After the event, which will be held on Zoom, you will understand how to help your child make the best course choices for the next school year.
Join Zoom Meeting, Tuesday, March 1, 6:45 PM-7:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 927 3419 8761
*Also on ES and MS Parent/Student Google calendar
The day prior, your child will learn about the world languages and their elective options, and how to register their choices. The information we share with them will be similar to the information we will share with you Tuesday night.
Transitioning to Middle School
In addition to educating your child about the middle school program, we have several experiences planned for them to get them excited and comfortable about the transition. We will share exact dates in March, on the Middle School Parent/Student Google calendar.
So that you can get an idea of what’s coming up, please have a look at the following transition activity plan.
|May||House League T-Shirt Contest:
Students learn about middle school house leagues and get to vote on the designs that will represent each house in the 2021-2022 school year!
|May||Student Body Elections:
Students learn about the middle school student council. They will hear speeches from candidates hoping to serve on the 2021-2022 executive board. They will also vote for the candidates they think are best suited to serve as next year’s middle school president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary.
|May||Step Up Day:
Grade 5 students will come to middle school and spend time with some of their future Grade 6 teachers. This visit will include a tour, a house league event, a question/answer session, and time to see what it’s like to be in middle school.
Your child will meet their Grade 6 advisor and gather with other 6th graders assigned to their group. There will be time for meaningful connections and to learn how to navigate the first few days of middle school.
|August and Beginning of September||Dragon Days:
This is a 3 week program guided by your child’s Grade 6 advisor. During this time students engage in a variety of learning experiences to help them build the relationships, skills and understandings that will help their first year in middle school be a great one!
I look forward to seeing you at the March 1st parent night!
MS Dean of Students