Grade 9 Head Start Orientation

Grade 9 Head Start Orientation
Posted on 07/17/2019
Image of Head Start postcardAll incoming Grade 9s are invited to attend the Grade 9 Head Start Orientation August 26-28 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Because entering high school can sometimes feel scary or overwhelming, we have created a unique three-day program called “Head Start LC” to help make the transition a positive one.

This program gives students the chance to meet their teachers and other Grade 9s, get a full orientation to the school, and brush up on skills to get ready for high school. The program is free and includes lunch each day.

Head Start LC is now in its fourth year, and over 75% of our students typically attend. We encourage all students, regardless of program or pathway, to consider participating.

Please register here

By now, all Grade 9s should have received a letter and package that includes 
• A copy of your timetable
• A postcard with information about how to download the “SchoolMessenger” app
• A postcard with information about our “Head Start LC” program in August
• A flyer listing all of the extracurricular sports and activities for the year

Also, please don’t forget:
• School bus transportation forms must be completed by the last week of August to secure busing for the first day of school
• Any students who require timetable changes can make an appointment during the last week of August
• For specific questions or concerns during the year, please contact your child’s teacher as a first step, and then Ms. Jen Grasse, the vice-principal for Grade 9s.

Communication between home and school can sometimes become more challenging in high school. Here are some ways to stay in touch with what is happening at LCVI:
• Attend our School Council meetings, which are held on the last Tuesday evening of each month
• Check out our website at, where you will find important information, such as key dates and events, teacher email addresses, and our daily announcements
• Ensure that your contact information is up to date so you can receive my periodic updates by phone or email
Entering high school can sometimes feel scary or overwhelming.