Families of Fifth-Grade Students,

  • Planning for middle school will soon begin, and we look forward to working with you and your child during this important transition process.

    Each student will be assigned to leveled sixth-grade courses in English, reading, and mathematics. The levels are Accelerated Honors, Honors, and Grade Level. The 2022-2023 Middle School Course Description Guide provides details for each of the courses.

    The district will use a combination of data points, including teacher recommendations, sixth-grade report card grades, and test scores, to place each student. Our goal is to ensure that coursework appropriately challenges each student. You will receive preliminary placement information in early May through the Parent Portal.

    You will have an opportunity to discuss the middle school transition process, including preliminary sixth-grade coursework, during parent-teacher conferences scheduled for March 16-18, 2022. You are also invited to attend a middle school information night on May 4, 2022, to learn more about the transition process from your soon to be middle school principal.

    Please see the reverse side of this letter for a detailed description of the middle school rigor levels.


    Dr. Tammi Florio, Director of Teaching & Learning
    Dr. Sara Missett, Director of Elementary Education
    Dr. Kalia Reynolds, Assistant Superintendent and Director of Secondary Education

5th to 6th Grade Course Selection Timeline for 2022 - 2023

  • Date


     Week of December 9

     Send 5th to 6th course selection timeline to teachers and principals

     Week of February 7

     5th grade parent letter and course guides sent home with students

     February 1 - 11

     Teacher recommendation window

     February 18

     6th grade music recommendations with parent signature due to elementary music teacher

     February 23

     5th to 6th grade recommendations due to MS principals

     March 16-18, 2022

     Parent-teacher conferences

     Early May

     Preliminary recommendations available in Parent Portal

     May 4

     5th to 6th parent meetings at the middle schools beginning at 7pm