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6th Grade Orientation Parent Letter

June 13, 2018

Hello 6th grade parents! We are very excited that your child will be attending Franklin Middle School, and we look forward to meeting your child on Orientation Day, Tuesday, August 14, 2018. As you may know, our school has been participating in the nationwide WEB Program, an organization whose sole purpose is to help 6th graders feel more comfortable, as well as, help them achieve success in their first year of middle school. The WEB sixth grade orientation and transition program is designed to both welcome and support 6th graders by assigning them an 8th grade WEB leader as a mentor during this first year. This WEB leader is a responsible, older student who was hand selected from a large pool of applicants and has met the qualifications of being a good role model and a positive leader on campus. Listed below is some information to let you know what you and your child can expect in advance of their first day of school: 1. Your child can expect to receive an invitation to Sixth Grade Orientation Day in the mail. 2. A day or two before orientation your child will also receive a phone call. 3. Your child is encouraged to bring nothing. Backpacks, purses, or other like items should remain at home as the day is quite active. 4. Since the day is active, please make sure that your child wears comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. Your child does not need to wear his/her Franklin uniform on this day. The first part of the day is a student only function so we encourage you to let your child attend on her or his own. Parents may come around 1:00 to either pick up children or to stay a little while and tour the school. We look forward to meeting your child on Orientation Day! 2018-19 WEB Coordinator Shelly Shaw