Orientation for 6th Grade and Newly Enrolled Students and Families, August 25, 2022

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 8:49am

Greetings and welcome to the Lake Elkhorn Middle School (LEMS) community! 

We are so excited to meet our rising 6th grade and newly enrolled students and families on August 25 at our New Student Orientation.

To help students get off to a great start, we will have a brief orientation for 6th grade and newly enrolled 7th and 8th grade students on Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Parents/guardians and students will begin with a brief introduction in the cafeteria.  Shortly thereafter, 6th grade students will go to their Eagle Time (administrative homerooms) and newly enrolled 7th and 8th grade students will go with their grade level team leader to learn about Lake Elkhorn, and to receive their lockers and class schedules.   Parents/guardians will be asked to remain in the cafeteria for a family orientation to middle school.  Once completed, parents/guardians will be asked to meet up with their children to help them open their lockers and follow a self-guided tour of their daily schedule.

While in their Eagle Time, students will:

  • Learn about the first day of school procedures

  • Meet their teachers

  • Receive an overview of their classes

  • Learn tips for having a successful transition to middle school

  • Practice opening their lockers

  • Practice following their schedules and finding their classrooms

This orientation will be very informative and we encourage you and your child to bring a pencil and notepad in case there are things you do not want to forget!  Students may also bring school supplies and other items needed for their lockers.

Click here for a list of Eagle Time classes. Be sure to look under the proper grade.  Note:  Please check back on August 27 as there may be minor changes based on enrollment.

Orientation Quick Facts:

  • Students - Please meet us in the cafeteria for a brief overview of the afternoon. You will be asked to sit in the front of the cafeteria when you arrive. The rows of seats will be labeled so that you can sit alphabetically, by last name.  After an introduction from the teachers, you will move to your Eagle Time for orientation.  You will then return to the cafeteria to meet with your parents/guardians.

  • Parents/Guardians - Please meet us in the cafeteria for orientation. You will be asked to sit in the back of the cafeteria when you arrive. Once the students move to their Eagle Time classrooms, we ask that you remain in the cafeteria for an orientation.  After the parent orientation, your children will meet you in the cafeteria so that you can help them with their lockers and in finding their classes. Student helpers and staff will be available to help and greet you.

  • Lockers - Students will receive lockers at orientation.  Sometimes students bring school supplies to leave in their lockers.  Other students bring items to decorate their lockers. We encourage both, as oftentimes this helps students feel settled before the first day of school.

  • Want to get involved this year? The PTSA will be available to answer questions. 

  • Unable to attend orientation? Students who are unable to attend the orientation will receive their schedule during Eagle Time (administrative homeroom) on the first day of school.  The orientation PowerPoint will be posted on our website.

  • Eagle Time:  Click here for the Eagle Time rosters.

    • Don't worry!  These lists will be posted in the hallways and there are always teachers and staff assisting students in getting to the right place. 

    • Be sure to check for your child’s last name/Eagle Time teacher in the appropriate grade so he/she goes to the correct room.

    • **Please check our website before the first day of school to make sure no adjustments were made due to changes in student enrollment.