• 2018-19 New Student Information  


    Welcome, Panthers! 

    We are excited to welcome you to Edison Middle School. If you were unable to attend our Incoming Parent Orientation or student Step-Up, 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 Math

    Lunch - 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

    Lockers

    Each student is assigned two lockers and locks - hallway and PE. Practice opening combination locks over the summer!

    Locker shelf recommended
     

    Cell Phones

    Not allowed during the school day. 

    Lunch

    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)

    There are a variety of clubs, sports and fine arts opportunities available. Please visit our clubs page and/or our athletics page.
     

    Home-School Communication

    Website / Calendar
    Blackboard 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 articles
    Scheduled 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 PTA
    Edison 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 classes

     
    To-Do List
    Complete Online Registration and Pay Fees
    Order PE Uniform - www.cusd200peuniform.com - Will be delivered to school on Aug. 16 or first day of school
    Order/Purchase School Supplies - School Supply Lists 
    Health Physical, Immunizations, Dental Exam - District Health Requirements