Commack School District will be hosting orientation for its incoming sixth-graders on Thursday, but many of your child's questions can also be answered online.
Commack school officials will be hosting a New Student Summer Orientation Program on Thursday. Based upon an incoming sixth-grader's last name, they will be divided into sections: A through F, 9 a.m.; G through M, 10 a.m., and N through Z at 11 a.m.
Incoming students will have the change to tour Commack Middle School with a copy of their schedules to locate their classrooms, as well as meet both their assistant principal and guidance counselor. During the orientation, students will have a chance to raise any issues or concerns with their guidance counselor.
If your child might be shy asking questions in front of a crowd, or nervous about entering middle school, Commack School District has made two YouTube videos for incoming sixth-graders.
In " A Tour of Commack Middle School," principal Anthony Davidson invites students to join him on a virtual tour of the school building and its hallways. It identifies key offices and locations all students should know.
For new students there's " Frequently Asked Questions by Incoming 6th Graders," put together by recent sixth-grade students for the following year. It answers questions about finding classes, being late to class, locker problems and more.
Commack parents with a child entering Commack Middle School for the first time have the opportunity to take a tour of the building before classes start on Thursday, from noon to 3 p.m., and Friday, Aug. 31, from 8 a.m. to noon.
Don't forget, the first day of classes for Commack students is Sept. 5.
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