The transition from Grade 8 to Grade 9 is a big step for many students. Here, at Fenelon Falls Secondary School, we do our best to support students in this transition. Some activities to assist students in feeling more comfortable in their switch to high school are:
Visits from Guidance Counsellors to Feeder Schools in January.
Grade 8 Parent Night, in January, offers information to new students and parents about FFSS. Families will participate in a tour of the school and learn about the amazing opportunities offered at FFSS.
In February, Guidance will return to Feeder Schools to assist students with inputting their course selections into the computer.
May Day (in May) is when students from Feeder Schools are bussed to FFSS for a tour and games hosted by Guidance and our LINK leaders.
Grade 8 Orientation often takes place the week before school starts. Students are provided with transportation from their home school and back. Students will find their locker and receive their timetable. Students participate in icebreaker games with their LINK crew. This is a fun day for all!
Review the following information and links to learn more.
|Powerschool Parent Login – click on the logo to access the parent/student portal for Powerschool.
Username – student ID number
Password – birthday (mmddyyyy – ie March 22, 1993 would be 3221993)
|Grade 9 Course List||This document provides a description of all the grade 9 courses offered at FFSS.|
|Grade 8 Course selection presentation||PowerPoint presentation for Grade 8 students (this was presented by Guidance Counsellors at Feeder school visits).|
|Parent Guardian Letter||Grade 8 Parent Letter outlining the Grade 8 to 9 transition process (this was sent home in December).|
|Online Course Selection Guide||This outline provides information to assist the students during the online course selection process. Guidance will be revisiting feeder schools to assist students with this process.|
|Grade 8 Course selection sheet||Grade Eight Option Sheet and Teacher Recommendation Form (this was sent home to students in January).|
|Bobcaygeon||Friday, February 21 @ 11:45|
|Fenelon Township||Wednesday, February 19 @ 11:50|
|Lady Mackenzie||Tuesday, February 18 @ 12:00|
|Langton||Wednesday, February 19 @ 1:30|
|Ridgewood||Tuesday, February 18 @ 2:00|
|Woodville||Thursday, February 20 @ 12:20|