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 16School Rules All schools have rules regarding student conduct and behavior. Learn about your school’s dress code, cell phone policies, rules regarding medications, etc. Class schedule Check your child’s schedule to make sure he/she is in the correct classes. If you ever feel that a course is too difficult or“not right” for your middle school student, talk to the counselor. Testing Know what standardized test(s) your child will be taking, when these tests will be given, and how students should prepare. Extra-Curricular Activities Students who participate in school activities generally enjoy school more and get better grades. Find out what activities are available in your school and encourage your student to get involved in at least one activity. School Counselor Most middle schools have school counselors who help students choose their courses, monitor student progress, and help students figure out how to deal with difficult situations. Find out who your child’s counselor is and make sure your middle schooler knows how to go about making an appointment. Counselors are not only excellent resources for students, they are also great resources for parents. CHECK INFORMATION ONLINE Many teachers post grades and homework assignments online, and email is often the preferred way of communicating with teachers. Take advantage of your school’s online communication systems, and check your school’s website regularly for information and updates. 7