Moving into high school can be scary, so to settle the jitters of Grade 8’s and students new to the area, J.L. Crowe staff is hosting “Move Into Crowe” day Thursday from 9-11 a.m.
The program allows new pupils the opportunity to find their locker, walk through their timetables, and map a way to their classes before the first day of school on Sept. 3.
“This is one of my favourite days,” said Dara Waterstreet, Crowe’s vice-principal.
Staff is on hand to help with questions, read time tables and show the students around.
“Some students need to walk through once, while others like to do it a number of times,” said Waterstreet, adding, “whatever makes them comfortable.”
Enrolment numbers at the high school are projected to be 815, compared to 753 last year, according to Greg Luterbach, School District 20 superintendent.
Overall, the headcount projection in the district is roughly 3,900, which is only five students less than last year.
Students in grades 10 to 12 from Rossland Secondary School went through orientation days in May and June.
However, the count could change during the month of September, when numbers tend to grow.
“There have been a number of new students contacting the school looking to register over the past few days,” said Waterstreet.
“And we have heard from a few that won’t be returning so the number will fluctuate.”
All schools will be open at 8 a.m. on Sept 3 for the registration of students new to the district and for any local Kindergarten and Grade One pupils not previously registered.
The first day will only be a half day from 8:30 a.m. until noon and regular classes will begin the following day.