High School Orientation Dates for 8th Graders

High School Orientation Dates for 8th Graders

October 11, 2017

 Dear Parent/Guardian:

It is with great pleasure that we at Fort Lee High School begin to transition both you and your child to Fort Lee High School.  I am delighted to introduce myself as the Director of School Counseling Services, and I look forward to working with you and your family.

 In order to ensure the smoothest possible start for our incoming students, a series of events have been planned to ease their transition from middle school to high school. The first parent/student event will be the Fort Lee Open House on Tuesday, October 17th at 6pm in Fort Lee High School.  There will also be the student presentations of each Academy Program within Fort Lee High School at LFCMS to all 8th graders during the school day.  The Academy of Finance will be held on Tuesday, October 17th.  The Pre-IB Program will be held on Friday, October 20th. The Academy of Theatre Arts will be held on Thursday, October 12th.   Academy applications can be completed online are due by Wednesday, November 22nd.  

 During the week of January 8th, eighth grade students will be introduced to the Fort Lee High School elective program via teacher and high school student made videos during homeroomStudents will receive a list of courses that incoming 9th graders will be eligible to take in their first year at FLHS.  This elective request sheet must be completed and returned to LFCMS guidance counselors by Tuesday, January 16h.

 The third transition event will be held on Tuesday, January 23rd.  You are invited to attend a 9th Grade Parent Orientation which will be held in the Fort Lee High School Auditorium.  This meeting will begin promptly at 6 P.M., and will provide you with an opportunity to meet FLHS administration, and hear about the scheduling process and descriptions of courses that directly impact ninth grade offerings. 

 In early June, a letter will go out announcing the 9th grade student orientation date for September.  This orientation will provide the date of the high school tour, as well as student schedule distribution and locker assignments. 

 Welcoming a new class to Fort Lee High School is always exciting.  I look forward to meeting you as well as working with you throughout the next four years.  Should you have any questions about orientation or the upcoming year, please do not hesitate to call.

Dates to Remember

 October 12th- The Academy of Theatre Arts will present to 8th graders at LCFMS during the school day

 October 17th- The Academy of Finance will present to 8thgraders at LCFMS during the school day

 October 17th- Fort Lee High School Open House at 6pm

 October 20th-  The Pre-IB Program will present to 8thgraders at LCFMS during the school day

 November 22ndAcademy applications are due to LFCMS guidance counselors   

 January 16th- 8th Grade Elective Request Form due to LCFMS guidance counselor

 January 23rd  Freshmen Parent Orientation at Fort Lee High School at 6 pm

                                                                                Sincerely,
Lauren Carruba
Director of School Counseling Services