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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