8th Grade High School Transition

Transitioning from middle school to high school can be a daunting process. We are here to help.

 

At this time, all students should have previously completed the SMUHSD student registration. Most of the below information will be provided to students at during the school day on March 2nd. The presentation they attend, and the information packet that is provided to bring home, will be from the school they are currently registered for, and not one if they have requested a transfer.

Aragon High School - Refer to their website for more information

Spring Student Orientation 2020 - Monday, March 2nd at Bowditch- Presentation to 8th graders registered to attend Aragon. An information packet was provided at that time. Included in that packet was additional information about important dates and courses offered and available to freshman.

Please note that the March 12 meeting for Prospective Families and Open House are both CANCELLED.

Incoming 9th Grade Class Programming 2020 -

Tuesday, March 31st for last name A-L

Thursday, April 2nd for last name M-Z.

4:00pm-7:00pm in the Aragon Library.

Course registration - parent and student pick classes for freshman year at this time. Advisors are available to help with any questions, and the course guide book will have course requirements for graduation listed.

Head Start Day -

Thursday, August 6th from 8:00am-3:00pm

for Freshman and new students. Meet other students in small groups, tour school with your Link Crew Leader (a student rep who will have reached out before school starts), receive schedule, take school ID and yearbook photo. Plan to be in town for this important introduction and welcome to Aragon. Parents are invited to stay for a freshman parent welcome coffee hosted in the gym from 8:00am-10:00am.

First Day of School -

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Hillsdale High School  - Refer to their website for more information

Spring Student Orientation 2020 - Monday, March 2nd at Bowditch- Presentation to 8th graders registered to attend Hillsdale. Incoming Students received folders containing Scheduling Forms, Athletics Information, Important Contacts and upcoming dates. We ask that parents and students bring those forms, completed, to one of the Programming Nights.

 

General Programming Dates -

In person programming sessions for incoming students are currently cancelled.  

We would ask you to view the slidedeck at home and fill out the electronic course request form.  Courses are entered after we receive all student's programming sheets. When completed, please return the form via email  to skirk@smuhsd.org with the subject line: 8th grade course request 2020-2021 

MAZE Day -

Thursday, August 6, 2020 for freshman orientation called “Maze Day”, usually the Thursday before school starts

First Day of School -

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

San Mateo High School  - Refer to their website for more information

 

Spring Student Orientation 2020 - Monday, March 2nd at Bowditch- Presentation to 8th graders registered to attend San Mateo. An information packet with more detail on dates/times and course offerings was be provided.

Course Registration - 

Programming Nights on March 17th, 18th, and 19th have been CANCELLED.  Prospective 9th grade students and families should review the directions linked below to request courses for the 2020-21 school year:

1. 9th Grade Programming Directions - This document will guide you through the process of completing the Program Planning Sheet that you received during our middle school presentations.  It includes links to the Program Planning Sheet, Math Acceleration Policy, and Frequently Asked Questions.

2. World Language Placement - Students requesting to take any course in their home language (Chinese, French, or Spanish), as well as students who have completed two years of a world language in middle school and are requesting to be placed in level 3 or higher, will need to take a placement test.  (Dates TBD)

3. Assistance Request Form - Use this form to submit questions and a counselor will respond with an answer. 

4. Submit Course Requests - Drop off your Program Planning Sheet to your middle school counselor by Friday, March 20th, or email it to tmaldonado@smuhsd.org before Friday, April 3rd.

 

Freshman Orientation -

Friday, August 7th, 2020 – more details to come

First Day of School -

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Bowditch Middle School
1450 Tarpon Street, Foster City CA 94404
 Tel: 650-312-7680
Attendance Line: 650-312-7687
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