School Board Approves New Start Date for 7th and 8th Grade Students

July 11, 2022

The first day of school for incoming sixth grade students will be Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Grades 7 and 8 will begin Wednesday, September 7. This schedule aligns with the high school, with incoming students starting the day before the rest of the student body returns from break. This change in the start date and the day’s experience is built on feedback from staff and the Middle School Student Council. Having just our sixth-grade students in the building will help ease the transition from elementary to their new school.

The first day of school will be a day of celebration and learning, giving students the opportunity to navigate the lunchroom process, practice opening their lockers, and follow their schedule, all while getting to know the building with fewer students in the hallways. Staff will have the opportunity to connect with our learners and students can get acquainted with staff and the building itself.

We want to help ensure the best transition for your student. This schedule change will help create a great experience for our 6th grade students’ first day, all with a goal of feeling connected and safe in their new school.