NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
POLICYThe Board of Education recognizes that the transition to secondary school may be difficult and cause stress and anxiety for both parents and students. School data indicate that students in the incoming grade level experience the most difficulty in school adjustment. Empirical data suggest that a one-day orientation program on the first school instructional day attended exclusively by students in the incoming grade may be beneficial to the entire school community.
Therefore, schools may establish a one-day orientation program on the first school instructional day which is attended exclusively by students in the incoming grade provided that:
1. The decision represents the views of a majority of the school community;
2. All staff report for a full day of work; and
3. All grade levels report for a full day of instruction on the succeeding day.
Approved: 6/97; Amended: 11/98