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FCAHS Orientation Activities for Class of 2024

 
As you know, we are unable to hold our annual Move Up Day and have also canceled our FIRST STEP summer program for incoming freshmen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, we are planning the activities below to help our incoming freshmen be fully prepared for their transition to the high school. All of these are tentative and subject to change.
 

HIGH SCHOOL TOURS

Student-led tours of the high school for incoming freshmen and their parents will be held on the following dates and times:

Monday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m.
 
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1 p.m. (We are tentatively planning on having busing for students to and from the high school for this afternoon tour.)

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. (See information below regarding Freshman Parent Night)

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1 p.m.

Tours will last approximately one hour.
 

FRESHMAN PARENT NIGHT

 
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m. (6 p.m. optional), FCAHS auditorium
 
6 p.m. (Optional Tour) – For those parents and/or students who are interested, a tour of the high school, led by our student ambassadors, will be held. This tour will conclude in time for parents to attend the 7 p.m. meeting. Interested students and parents should meet in the auditorium lobby.

7 p.m. (Parents) - This presentation is an orientation and information session for the parents/guardians of our incoming freshmen to help them better understand the high school and what to anticipate over the next four years. The evening will include an explanation of school expectations, procedures, academics, support services, clubs, activities, athletics, and other important information. Freshman students can attend parent night; however, it is not required.

7 p.m. (Students) - During the parent meeting, our student ambassadors will lead building tours for any freshman students who do not wish to attend the parent meeting.
 

FRESHMAN ORIENTATION

Thursday, August 20, noon-3:30 p.m., starting at FCAHS auditorium
 
Our freshman orientation begins with students receiving their fall semester class schedule, followed by a condensed first-day school schedule experience. Students will be given their locks and lockers, determine the location of their fall semester classrooms, meet their new teachers, and learn more about their courses. Most importantly, they will be shown how the cafeteria works for breakfast and lunch.

Transportation will be offered for this orientation via an abbreviated bus route schedule.

Note: At the high school, we do not have "supply lists." This is because each student has their own unique schedule and classes, each with their own individual needs. Teachers will inform students of the requested supplies as part of the orientation.
 

FRESHMAN YEAR ASSEMBLY SERIES

Throughout the freshman year, our students will have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities and assemblies where we will address:

Executive Functioning Skills: Goal setting, organization, prioritizing, problem solving, study habits, time management
Healthy Relationships: Setting boundaries and being an "up-stander"
Learning Strategies: Thinking processes and developing study habits to think deeper
Literacy Skills: Reading comprehension, analytical writing, analysis/synthesis development
Mental Health Awareness: Stress management, coping, self-advocating, and empowerment
Social Media Awareness: Understand social media personas and branding yourself with social media
 
All of the above plans are tentative and may change. A letter will be distributed in late July or early August to confirm details, dates, and times.

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding. We look forward to meeting the Class of 2024 very soon!