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ROCKCLIFFE MSORIENTATION 2009 : 

ROCKCLIFFE MSORIENTATION 2009 Learning Together!! www.rockcliffems.com Principal: Vice Principal: Lorne Sederoff Jackie Stafford

1. Where do I go on the first day of school? : 

1. Where do I go on the first day of school? Gather at the rear of the building before 9:00am. When the rear doors open Grade 6’s report to the library, Grade 7’s report to the café, Grade 8’s report to the gym.

2. What will I need to bring on the first day of school? : 

2. What will I need to bring on the first day of school? $20.00 student activity fee - agenda, dance/movie admission, event admission, and spirit shirt A combination lock or $5.00 to purchase one. A large binder (binders that zipper close are helpful) Within the first 2 weeks you will need $ to purchase your gym uniform

3. When will I get my timetable? : 

3. When will I get my timetable? The first morning of school. Rotary begins period 3 4. What subjects will I take? ½ day - Core (language, social studies, science) ½ day – Math, French, Gym, Music, Visual Art, Drama, Design and Tech, Computers

5. When is lunch? : 

5. When is lunch? 11:41 am until 12:36 pm entry At 11:41 you will go to your locker and have 4 choices 1. Go home 2. Go to café with your homemade lunch 3. Go to café and purchase lunch 4. Go to a local restaurant (parental caution) If you fail to be a good ambassador in our community over the lunch hour or report to school late after lunch you will be required to remain on school property at lunch.

6. Is there recess? : 

6. Is there recess? NO! (Sorry) 7. When is entry and dismissal? Morning entry 9:00 am Regular Dismissal 3:21 pm Remedial Dismissal 4:00pm

8. What do I need to do to guarantee success? : 

8. What do I need to do to guarantee success? Respect! On Time! On Task! Stay Organized! Work hard! Select peers that bring out your best!

9. How is middle school different than elementary school? : 

9. How is middle school different than elementary school? More Student Movement More Opportunities More Rights More Responsibilities More Teachers

10. Will I be safe? : 

10. Will I be safe? Yes…but your safety is a shared responsibility! Reporting problems, choosing non-confrontational problem-solving strategies, making safe choices (eg stair jumping, creek and jaywalking) on and off school property are your responsibilities. The authority of the school does not end at the sidewalk. Be careful on line

Sports - School teams (soccer, cross country, basketball, volleyball, badminton, ball hockey, track and field, softball) Intramural sports (at lunch with your classmates) Clubs (year book, booy book club, boys 2 men, girls club, green club, culture club, yearbook, chess club etc) Music (band or orchestra) 11. What extra-curricular activities are available?

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12. What programs are available after school? Beyond 3:30!! 13. Do you get hungry? Snack twice a day!!

14. What makes a great school? : 

14. What makes a great school? THE PEOPLE INSIDE IT !!! 15. Questions???????

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