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Incoming 6th Grade Information

Incoming 6th Grade Information

Orientation Dates for the Parents of Incoming 6th Grade Students

Daytime Orientations  

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

8:45- 9:45am in the Borel Library

(Please do not take your child out of school to attend this meeting)

Evening Orientation  

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

5:15- 6:00pm -  Borel Gym

(Open House/ visit classrooms; 5th grade students are encouraged to attend)

***No babysitting provided


FECHAS DE ORIENTACIÓN Para los padres de estudiantes entrantes de 6to grado

Orientaciónes en el día

jueves, noviembre 29, 2018

martes, enero 15, 2019

8:45- 9:45am el la biblioteca de Borel

(Por favor, no saque a su hijo de la escuela para asistir a esta reunión)

Orientación en la Noche  

miércoles, abril 24, 2019

5:15- 6:00pm - gimnasio de Borel

(Casa abierta/ visita a los salones de clases; Animamos a los estudiantes de 5to grado a asistir)

***No se proporciona cuidado de niños


Incoming 6th Grade Music Form (English & Spanish) - click to download   


6th Grade Survival Guide

What is a POD?

No, it’s not an iPod without the “I.”  The Pod is a group of three classes of 6th graders who share three teachers for science, math, social studies and language arts.  The three classrooms are near each other so you won’t have to wander all around the school between every class.  You will get to know the students in your Pod pretty quickly.  The Pod system is designed to help you make friends and to feel settled at Borel.

Explain the schedule.

Your school day is divided into seven periods. Language Arts is a two-period class.  The other classes will be: math, science, social studies, PE, and something called a wheel class.  You will get your actual real live schedule at Head Start Day, plus you will get a chance to meet your teachers, and do a “walk-through” of your schedule.

What if I play an instrument?

If you play an instrument you will alternate between PE class and Band or Orchestra class.Your schedule shows how you will alternate.  You will go to PE on odd dates of the month and Band/Orchestra on even-numbered dates, or vice-versa.

How does PE class work?

Once your PE teacher has assigned you a locker, you will bring your PE uniform (which you can purchase at Head Start Day) and tennis shoes to school, which you are able to leave in your locker.  You will change your clothes for PE and put your valuables in your locker.  Plan on taking your clothes home every now and then to wash.

What do I need on the first day of school?

At Head Start Day you will get a supply list from your homeroom teacher.  Plan on bringing the supplies to school in your backpack on the first day.  Also bring your PE uniform and lock.  It is a good idea to practice opening the combination lock.

Where do I go for help?

There are many places to get help at Borel. Don’t be afraid to ask! Your teachers are always available to talk with you. Our counselors are ready to help you with any kind of questions, class schedules, etc.