2018-19 New Student Information
We are excited to welcome you to Edison Middle School. If you were unable to attend our Incoming Parent Orientation or student Step-Up in the spring, please review the information below. The presentation is also available here: Parent Orientation 2018. The handouts are available here: Parent Orientation Handout. If your child is in the PACE program and you were unable to attend the PACE parent meeting, the presentation is available here: PACE Parent Meeting.
Locker Set-Up - August 16, 2018 (Alternate date, all grades: August 20, 3-4 p.m.)
6th Grade - 8-11 a.m.
7th/8th Grade - 12-2 p.m.
Print schedule at home from ParentVUE
Turn in physical, proof of immunizations, medication release, dental exam
Get locker # and lock
Bring/pick up school supplies (can order in advance), organize locker
Check bus route (can access online)
Pick up/purchase PE Uniform (order in advance or purchase day of)
Purchase PTA spirit wear
Arriving At School
Students wait outside at Door 18 until doors open at 7:50.Encourage biking or walking for extra exercise! Bike racks available. Lock required.IMPORTANT if dropping your child off:
*No passing buses, $500 fine; no drop-offs in lot on cemetery side
*Consider alternate location (e.g., Kelly Park), NOT Wheaton/Elm (too dangerous)Breakfast - Served every day at 7:30!
Enter Door 13
Entrée + milk + fruit or juice = $1.25; Reduced breakfast = $.30; Free lunch? Breakfast is FREE, too!
Running late? Grab & Go! School breakfast is allowed in 1st period class! Menus available online.
SAMPLE 6th Grade Schedule - 8 period day + Lunch + 4 minute passing periods(ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies and Foundations may run during different periods than shown here)
1st Period - 8:00-8:45 English/Language Arts (2-period block)
2nd Period - 8:49-9:34 English/Language Arts
3rd Period - 9:38-10:23 MathLunch - 10:26-10:56
4th Period - 10:59-11:44 Science
5th Period - 11:48-12:33 Social Studies
6th Period - 12:37-1:22 Foundations, Band/Chorus/Orchestra, or Support Class
7th Period - 1:26-2:11 PE (3 quarters) / Health (1 quarter)
8th Period - 2:15-3:00 Exploratories (Music, Art, Drama, Collaboration & Leadership - Rotates quarterly) or Support Class
Each student is assigned two lockers and locks - hallway and PE. Practice opening combination locks over the summer!
Locker shelf recommended
Not allowed during the school day.
Students may bring lunch or buy. Cash accepted or can pre-pay on myschoolbucks.com. Allergy-free table available. Teachers explain lunch procedures on 1st day. Bag lunch recommended on 1st day to avoid long lines. Eat for 15 mins./recess for 15 mins., weather permitting.
Extra-Curricular Activities (subject to change based on interest and staff availability)
Home-School CommunicationWebsite / CalendarBlackboard Connect - Weekly Edison Updates, occasional voicemails; Be sure email addresses and phone numbers are up-to-date!ParentVUE/StudentVUE - Review with your children. Get the app!Facebook/Twitter/Instagram - Pictures from day to day happenings, event updates, parenting articlesScheduled Parent-Teacher Conferences (Sign up online) - Dates TBD.Parent-Teacher phone calls, emails and conferences - Can be initiated by parents or teachers and held at any time during the year. Feel free to contact us whenever you have a question or concern!
Join the PTAEdison Middle School is fortunate to have an OUTSTANDING PTA. For more information, click on the link below.Mark Your Calendar!
August 20: Welcome to the Den, 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Scavenger hunt for students, Q&A with principal, assistant principal and counselor for parents, and snacks! (Compliments of the PTA)
August 22: First Day of School! Survivor: Edison includes team-building activities with other 6th graders, school tours, Q&A and locker, cafeteria & organization tips
August 23: IDs and School Pictures - Pictures used in yearbook and IDs (used for bus pass and library card), Lifetouch will send order forms directly to your homes in August.
August 29: Curriculum Night, 7:00 p.m.
September 6: Taste of Edison (Club Information Night), 7:00 p.m. List of clubs available on website.
September 14: Panther FunRun PTA Fundraiser) during PE classesTo-Do ListComplete Online Registration and Pay FeesOrder PE Uniform - www.cusd200peuniform.com - Will be delivered to school on Aug. 16 or first day of schoolOrder/Purchase School Supplies - School Supply ListsHealth Physical, Immunizations, Dental Exam - District Health Requirements