I’m Moving; I Think My Life is Falling Apart!
07/09/2010 Published by: joan
Will I have any friends? How do I know which teachers to request? What are the latest styles? Am I going to fit in? These are just a few of the questions students like you ask yourselves when anticipating a move. Here are a few useful tips to make your transition to a new school less stressful:
- Use SchoolQuest.org™ to research the schools and districts near your new home. You'd be amazed what you can learn from this site and the schools' web sites, as well.
- Make an appointment to meet the new principal and tour the school.
- Mark your calendar with the new school's prep/orientation days so that you have a chance to familiarize yourself with your schedule, dress code, available clubs, etc.
- Find out what sports and activities are available either through the new school or neighborhood as a way to meet new people.
- Ask a family member to role play social situations you may encounter on those first few days of school.
- Look to see if your new high school has a Student 2 Student program or if your new middle school has a Junior Student 2 Student program. That's where you'll find kids like you who are willing to help you feel at home right away.
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