Transitioning to a New School
 

ELEMENTARY TO MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSITIONS
SPPS is strengthening the important transition from elementary to secondary school. Beginning in the 2013/2014 school year, the district is transforming junior high schools (grades 7 and 8) to middle schools (grades 6-8).

  • All current grade 7-8 junior high schools will become grade 6-8 middle schools.
  • Except for students in our K-8 schools, all current 5th and 6th grade students will be transitioning to middle school next year.
  • Students entering grade 8 in a school outside their Area, and who were “grandfathered” into their current school in the 2012/2013 school year, will be allowed to complete grade 8 and continue to receive busing.

For transition tips and middle school highlights that families and students can look forward to, click here.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TRANSITIONS
SPPS is putting schools back at the heart of the community by encouraging students to attend their Community Schools. This means shorter bus rides and an opportunity to go to school with your neighbor. New geographic Community School Zones (CSZ) for the 2013-14 school year have created a way to ensure that most of the students living near a school are accepted there.

If your child is transferring to a new elementary school next year here are some tips to make the transition easier.