District Transition/Orientation Day (grade 5 students transitioning to Grade 6)
District Transition/ Orientation Day is an afternoon allocated to schools to support the transitions from Elem to Middle and Middle to High schools. In normal years, students in grade 5 would spend the afternoon at their “next year” middle school and those in grade 8 would spend the afternoon at their “next year” high school. This would include probably tours, meet the P/VP, probabaly an assembly, etc.
At middle it typically looks like:
- Meet in the gym, intro to the school, meet the P/VP, some staff
- Then go into groups and do an active tour – see the home ecc and cook an egg, see wood shop, drama, etc. learn to open a lock and see a locker, see what a schedule might look like, see the office and fill out late slip, etc. those kinds of things.
- End up back at the gym for a closing something.
Middle to high would be similar but more program driven. Ex. If you are in the CSE, gifted, challenge, aviation, etc.