Transitioning from 4th to 5th Grade

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Principal Stephanie Lukas led a brief meeting on what to expect as your child transitions from 4th to 5th grade.

The notes below were taken by a parent representative.

Historical information was provided for the middle school application process (which is subject to change):

Two Websites to check for information:

General Timeline

  • Fall: Middle school handbook provided to fifth grade families
  • Fall: Watch for Middle School Tours and Open Houses (check schools’ websites to sign up for tours)
  • Early December: Middle School Applications are due
  • December – May: Interviews – each school’s has it’s own process and requirements (check school’s website for specific details)
  • End of May: Decisions released

Teachers will practice mock interview skills with students to prepare them for the interview process.

Students must present a note from the DOE middle school after returning from school tours, as this will be coded an excused lateness.