Hello and welcome back to school!
This letter contains important information about the opening of the school year – please read it in full.
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 29th and for the first time 9th graders and transfer students will arrive earlier than the rest of the student-body for an orientation tailored to their back-to-school needs!
Students are required to arrive at school at the following times on Wednesday, August 29th and will receive a schedule for the full day upon arrival.
- 9th graders and transfer students: 7:30 am arrival (breakfast provided; lunch available for purchase) Buses begin pick up at 6:40 a.m.
- 10th-12th graders: 11:20 am arrival to Advisory classrooms (10th-12th graders should eat lunch before coming to school) Buses begin pick up at 10:30 a.m.
In addition to 9th grade orientation, the first three days of school have been designed to provide students and teachers more time and flexibility to get to know one another within their class communities. All classes will meet for one 20 minute session and one 60 minute session during the first week. Advisories throughout the week will be extended to allow for administrative back-to-school logistics and community-building time. Students will also receive a schedule for the first three days upon arrival.
These changes to the opening of school are founded in the Wellesley High School Challenge Success Program’s commitment to supporting the development of meaningful relationships between and among students and staff. The new opening schedule also allows time for the introduction of the Challenge Success theme of achieving balance in the areas of sleep, technology, and workload.
We are excited to meet our new students and reconnect with our returning students!
If you drop off your student, please familarize yourself with our trafic pattern, thank you for your cooperation and drive safely.
Helpful printouts of our cycle and day calendar and a blank color block schedule.
block and color.pdf