DISTRICT CHANGES TO EASE THE TRANSITION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR 2013-14 INCLUDE:
A Better Understanding the Individual Needs of Students
A Stronger Focus on Student Achievement
Supporting Activities to Ensure Smooth Transitions
A key indicator of a successful middle school experience is a positive transition from elementary school. During this time of transition many students thoughts are about new homework requirements, opening a locker, finding a bathroom and dealing with older students.
What can parents and students do do to ease their child's transition process?
SPPS encourages students and families to take the time to visit our middle schools to see students and teachers at work. Tours can be scheduled by contacting the middle school your student will attend.
When touring a school find out more about new SPPS student support activities including:
In addition, families are always encouraged to follow these helpful transition tips:
Please print this check list (PDF) and display prominently in your home for easy to remember middle school transition tips.
SPPS counselors provide counseling programs in three domains:
Their services and programs help students resolve emotional, social or behavioral problems and help them develop a clearer focus or sense of direction. Click here for more information and counseling support if needed.
Click here for a timeline that details preparation steps the year before the transition.
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