1. Where will my child go on the first day? Students will be met by members of the staff and students body, and will be lead through a process or meeting their teachers, activities and becoming familiar with the school. 2. What does my child need for school supplies? In most cases you can leave their school supply shopping until the end because their needs will be based on what classes they end up with in each semester. To be safe, duo tangs, pencils, pens, erasers, loose leaf and a few binders would be a great place to start. 3. Will my child be in classes with students from other schools? Yes, you child will be assigned a schedule and they will follow that from September until February (Semester 1), and a different schedule from February until June (Semester 2). 4. Does my child get a 'mark'? Yes, you child will be graded on a scale of 0-100% on their report card. The pass mark for all classes is 60%. 5. What happens if my child does not 'pass' a class? In most cases, the student will report that class in the next semester or the year after. That may mean that they are in grade 9 for more than a year. With proper attendance and effort, students are usually very successful. 6. My student is on a PLP, does that move to high school? What do I have to do? Students that are moving to Moncton High from a feeder school - their PLP will be transferred. All PLP's are reviewed by the school based ESS teams, and may be adjusted based on need and ability. 7. What if I have a question, can I call the principal? While the main office at Moncton High School is very supportive and understanding, they are supporting 1250 students. Your first step should be to contact the homeroom teacher (academic/attendance/personal), or the subject teacher for academic reasons first. 8. Does the homeroom teacher function the same way it did in middle school? Not likely, the homeroom teacher is the person who track and supports you child from grade 9 until 12. The students will stay with the same homeroom and homeroom class for 4 years. That is why it is very important meet the homeroom and make the connection with the Homeroom teacher. 9. What supports are in place at MHS to help my child? Along with parental involvement, the school has grade level administrators, guidance counselors, and resource teachers as well as a strong support staff to assist you with your child. Parental involvement are very important during these formative years. 10. What classes will my child take in grade 9? A grade 9 students will take the following courses; English (year long), Math (each semester), Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, Physical Education, FILA/PIF. They will take 5 each semester. 11. Where can i find more information about Moncton High and its policies? You can find more information about Moncton High and its policies in the Student Insert that is distributed through the website, and a copy to each student.
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