Scheduling Information

Middle School Families

I am excited to welcome your child to DeWitt Middle School! I encourage you to read through the Curriculum Guide and become familiar with the wide variety of courses that we will offer at the Middle School. Our students’ daily schedules will consist of a Seminar class (about 20 minutes) and six other classes throughout the day (about 56 minutes each). All students are required to take Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies for a full year. All students are also required to take a trimester of PE and a trimester of Health. To fill the rest of their schedules, students are able to provide some input on their preferences for elective classes. Elective classes meet for a trimester, unless otherwise noted. All of the required classes and elective classes that could be available next year are described in the curriculum guide. You will notice that the guide is broken up by grade level. Students need to fill out their preferences on the appropriate registration sheet for their grade level. I understand that the transition to middle school is a significant step in a child’s life and I look forward to helping make that transition as smooth as possible for everyone.

These dates are important to note for the scheduling process:

April 16th - Incoming Middle School Parent Meeting - Herbison Woods - 6pm

April 18th - 2019 - 2020 Middle School Parent Meeting - Middle School - 6pm

April 22nd - Current 6th and 7th graders receive registration sheets in Seminar

April 25th - Kick-off meeting for 2019 - 2020 Middle School PTSA Leadership

April 26th - Current 5th graders receive registration sheets in Seminar

April 29th - May 17th - Optional Parent Input Form available online

May 1st - Registration sheets for current 6th and 7th graders must be returned to Seminar teacher

May 1st - May 15th - Current 6th and 7th graders enter scheduling preferences into Infinite Campus during Seminar

May 10th - Registration sheets for current 5th graders must be returned to Homeroom teacher

May 24th - Current 5th grade students tour the Middle School and enter scheduling preferences into Infinite Campus

Sincerely, Keith L. Cravotta,