Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16At the beginning of the year, students are concerned about what to wear, what friends are doing, and getting used to a new schedule. They’re not thinking about some of the more important, but less exciting, issues such as the school’s attendance policy. BE PROACTIVE Learn about the following, and share the most important and pertinent information with your middle schooler. All of these topics will most likely be discussed in your school’s handbook and/or on their website. School Calendar Every school has a calendar that shows when grading periods begin and end, when parent-teacher conferences are scheduled, and when your school will be closed for holidays and vacations. Write all of these dates on your calendar at home. Attendance Policies Know what your school’s attendance and tardy policies are, and what you need to do if your student is ill, going to be late, or needs to leave early for an appointment. LEARN ABOUT Your Child’s School Many schools have a scheduled day prior to the start of school for students to tour the building and find their classes. Make sure you have this date marked on your calendar. 6