Please read below for important information concerning upcoming dates for 6th graders coming to West Middle School for the 2023-2024 school year!
Dear Parents and Guardians of our incoming 6th Grade Class:
I hope you are all doing well and enjoying these last few weeks of the school year. We are so excited to welcome your family to Wilson West, a nationally recognized middle school through the Schools to Watch program! While the transition from 5th to 6th grade is exciting, it can also bring many questions, so we would like to share some important information.
Our transition plan consists of a few phases:
- Back in April, the West counselors and I enjoyed visiting Green Valley, Spring Ridge, and Whitfield to meet and talk with the 5th graders to introduce what middle school will look like next year. We were impressed with their curiosity and thoughtful questions!
- The next phase of our transition plan will take place this week with our 5th grade students traveling to West to participate in small group building tours led by student leaders as well as the opportunity for a Q & A session with building administrators, counselors, and current students.
- An optional parent information session was held at the Wilson West auditorium on Wednesday, May 31st. The session was designed for parents to discuss many of the topics that we covered with the students already, such as the daily schedule, arrival and dismissal times and procedures, courses offered, teaming, the 6th grade camp trip, etc. For those that were not able to make it (we know how busy May is!), the slideshow presentation from the evening is linked here. Please know that the opportunity to tour West will occur in August. This May event was meant to be an information session only.
- Thursday, August 17th from 6:00-7:30pm will be 6th grade orientation night. We will be introducing the 6th grade teachers, reviewing some some relevant information, and allowing parents and students the opportunity to check out the school and “walk their schedule.” There will be two informal open house opportunities to visit West as well on Friday, 8/18 in the morning and Monday, 8/21 in the evening. I will be sending more information about these dates closer to August.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions prior to the information session on May 31st. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 610-670-0180 ext.1315. También, si necesita esta información en español, por favor llámame or envíeme un correo electrónico.
We’re looking forward to our partnership with you over the next three years. Thank you, and again, welcome to the West family!