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Incoming 6th Grade Information


For the parents of incoming 6th grade students who are currently enrolled in our district please respond to the survey sent out on 4/27/21.  In that survey you will provide the two proofs of address by attaching the documents.  If you are not able to do that then you can send the two documents by email to  Be sure to write your incoming 6th graders name on the two proofs of address.  If you are not able to provide these documents electronically please bring copies to the school office between 1 to 3:30.  Please complete the survey by 5/7/21. 

If your incoming 6th grader has never been a student in the San Mateo Foster City School District please go to and click on registration and enrollment.  Follow those steps for registration on Aeries online.

If you have any questions, please contact Mindy Cossins at 650-312-7415.

Virtual Incoming Sixth Grade Orientation 

Historically in December and Janurary, Borel hosts orientation meetings for our incoming sixth-grade families.  Since we are still in Full-time Distance Learning, we have put together a virtual orientation to allow you to meet staff, tour our school and hear from students.  We look forward to you joining the Bobcat community.  Please check out our 6th-grade Virtual Orientation video in English and Spanish

6th Grade Music Interest Form

We are very excited to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year at Borel Middle School. Borel is full of passionate musicians. As a result, 6th graders will have the opportunity to take band or orchestra as an elective class. Please note, students are expected to practice daily for 20-30 minutes and remain in the music elective for the duration of the year.  We have prepared the presentations for you so that you can see what playing an instrument is all about - English / Spanish (audio)

Students who are interested must complete this Google Form with a parent/guardian and submit it by Friday May 14, 2021. If you have any questions about the music program at Borel, please call one of the music teachers listed below at (650) 312-7670. Again, we look forward to welcoming you to our Bobcat community next year!

Incoming 6th Grade Registration Information available in March!

6th Grade Survival Guide

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 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.