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Principal's Message

The next two years are a time for growth, challenge and adventure. Your child’s time at Longwood Junior High School will be exciting and filled with many new opportunities. The next two years will also be a time of a change. The workloads and social adjustments are greater here than at the elementary level. The campus is larger, there are more students, and your child will now have multiple teachers throughout the day. At the beginning of each school year, parents frequently ask questions about what they can do to support their child during the Junior High school years. These can be challenging at times, but there are several simple things that will help students achieve success.

Parents, please take time to:

  • Talk with your child about their school day. Ask them specific questions about their time at school. For example, “What was the most interesting thing you did in math class today?” or “Tell me about your science experiment?”

  • Review your child’s grades on the Parent Portal.The Portal will give you relevant information regarding your child’s performance on their homework, a test or quiz as well as their attendance. Your interest and concern in their school progress will motivate them to do their best.

  • Maintain contact with your child’s teachers and staff members to establish a successful home/school connection. Many of our teachers have classroom websites with their contact information, homework assignments, and useful resources.

Students, here are some tips to help you get started with your transition:

  • Make reminders and plan ahead.

  • Use your school planner/agenda.

  • Make time for homework and assignments.

  • Check your grades frequently on the Portal.

  • Break big projects into smaller ones.

  • Prepare the night before.

  • Get involved at school. Join a club or participate in sports.

We are looking forward to a positive, upbeat school year. I encourage all students to stand up to anything you know is not right. Remind yourself you do not have to follow the crowd. Be yourself and even when no one is watching, do the right thing.Parents, please help us by reinforcing school expectations at home. With your help, Longwood will continue to be a school community in which every person feels respected, valued, encouraged and challenged to achieve at the highest levels.

I look forward to working with you and your child throughout the school year to provide a productive and safe learning environment that supports student success. Once again, welcome to Longwood Junior High School.

Mr. Adam DeWitt

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