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New orientation process for middle and high schools for 24-25 school year

WPS will welcome middle and high school students who are new to their school during a half-day orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2024.  Historically, the district held orientation only for 6th and 9th grade students at the beginning of the school year, but based on feedback from families, WPS will extend the invitation to include all middle and high school students who are new to their school.

“Every year we have hundreds of students who attend a new school but aren't in 6th or 9th grade,” said Dr. Loren Hatfield, assistant superintendent of WPS secondary schools. “Inviting all secondary students who are new to the district or to their school helps students learn the physical layout of the building, meet our amazing staff, and familiarize themselves with the building and district expectations. Orientation is a key component to creating a foundation of safety and belonging for all students in all schools.”

Affected students will receive further information about orientation from their school later this summer.

The first day of school for all students is Wednesday, August 14, 2024. See the 2024-25 School Year Calendar