COMMENT: 6th-grade orientation. What if a 6th grader isn’t going to orientation, so what’s the point of the phone call?
RESPONSE: WEB stands for Where Everybody Belongs. It is a new orientation program for sixth graders who are starting a new school year in a new school. Sixth graders have received a phone call from an eighth-grade student that was assigned to be their mentor throughout the school year. Even if the child is not able to attend the orientation on Thursday, Aug. 31, the student mentors have called to introduce themselves, welcome them to the middle school, and let them know they will do their best to meet them in the first week or two of school.
More about the WEB Program
WHAT IS WEB?
WEB is a nationwide program designed to welcome and support 6th graders by connecting them with WEB Leaders, who are positive, responsible, hand-selected 8th graders. Your student’s WEB Leaders will help them feel more comfortable as well as help them achieve success in their first year of middle school. Doesn’t that sound great? It is!
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
- A day or two before orientation, your child will receive a phone call from their WEB Leader personally inviting them to orientation day and giving the details of where to be and what time. The leaders can also answer any questions they may have.
- Your student is encouraged not to bring backpacks, purses or other similar items as the day is quite active. If they need to carry any personal items, they will be asked to leave them to the side.
- Because the day is active, please make sure that your student wears comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement and allows them to sit on the floor. Only sneakers or soft-soled shoes allowed due to our activities on the gym floor.
- Cell phone use is not permitted on this day. This is a student only function with team building activities, so we encourage you to please plan accordingly.
If you have any questions about the students only WEB portion of the day, you can email: MSWEB@sgcsd.net