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New Family Orientation

New Family

Welcoming and acclimating our new families is a priority to us.  Here are some things we offer our new families to help ensure a smooth transition.

 New Parent and New Student Orientation

Orientation helps our new families get off to a great start and prepares them for the first day of school.

The New Parent Orientation program is held in the evening, and brings together school personnel to provide information and answer parents' most pressing questions.

New Family Information Packet

New Family Information Packets are available at the beginning of each new school year.

 New Family Mentor Program 

We know that coming to a new school / parish can sometimes be overwhelming, especially to children.  To make the experience easier we have created mentor groups – one for parents and one for students.   If you are new to St. Joseph, you will have mentors to help you and your child(ren) feel comfortable. 

If you are a parent, you will be contacted by another parent who can fill you in on what goes on at the beginning of the school year, answer your questions, and help you navigate throughout the year.

New students will also have a mentor.  The student mentor will be one from your child(ren)’s classroom.    The student mentors are thoughtfully chosen each year.  Assigned mentors are welcoming and caring to our new students.   Once school starts, the student mentor assists the new student to become familiar with the school day processes. 

With the help of Parent and Student Mentors, new families will quickly feel a part of the St. Joseph family.