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Transition to high school: What to expectAmanda Richter, Communications staff2017-08-03T15:27:52-07:00
Strategies for success
- Peer relationships
Attend school daily
- Establish “lights out” routine and remove electronics.
- Make sure they are eating breakfast.
- Accept no excuses for not attending school unless seriously ill. Learn the school policy for excusing absences.
- Provide student with basic calendar/planner.
- Make sure student has a place to save assignments at home.
- Do backpack checks to make sure student is staying organized.
- Discuss projects and lessons.
- Establish a time and place for student to study at least 45 minutes.
- Review student’s planner to see what work they should be doing.
- If there is no actual assignment, the student should reread and/or rewrite notes or have a book to read.
Gets along well with others
- Be aware of who your students associate with.
- Be aware of how your student reacts in conflict situations.
- Friendships from elementary and middle school change.
- Encourage involvement in activities.
Seeks help when needed
- Encourage student to communicate with school staff when having difficulty.
- Help student figure out transportation to and from school if they need to stay after.
- Schools have resources and support.
- Family Access: View attendance, grades and assignments
- Email/call teachers or counselor if there is a concern
- Attend parent conferences in the fall and student-led conferences in the spring
- Check school websites for latest information
Attend an open house
- Columbia River: Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
- Skyview: Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
- Fort Vancouver: Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
- Hudson’s Bay: Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m.
- February and March
- Students select their classes
- Curriculum guides
- English, math, science, tech tools, PE, elective choice