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Grade 6 Orientations Set for Aug. 23

A Joint Message from Middle School Principals

Dear Incoming 6th Grade Families,

We wanted to send you this ‘save the date’ email to remind you that grade 6 orientations are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 23 later this summer. Please see list below for school-specific times for orientation.

Though our orientations may have different acronyms (CAT, CUBS, WEB), they are all designed to support students in their transition to middle school.  CAT stands for connections, acceptance, trust; CUBS stands for connections, understanding, belonging, support; and WEB stands for ‘where everybody belongs.’

We are excited to welcome you to our school. Thank you for marking this important Aug. 23 date on your family calendar.

In the meantime, have a wonderful summer!

Steve Ruthford, Fairhaven Middle School principal
Meagan Dawson, Kulshan Middle School principal
Amy Carder, Shuksan Middle School principal
Jeff Coulter, Whatcom Middle School principal

Grade 6 orientation CUBS Day – 12 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 23
New grade 7 and 8 orientation -11 a.m. to noon Aug. 24
Grade 6-7-8 Grizzly Grab schedule pick-up, Aug. 24
• Last names A-L – 1 to 2 p.m.
• Last names M-Z – 2 to 3 p.m.
Curriculum Night for all grades – 6 p.m. Sept. 12


Grade 6 WEB student orientation – 7:45 a.m. to noon Aug. 23 (students only)
New to KMS grade 7 and 8 student orientation – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 23
All grades receive schedules the first day of school
Fall Open House – 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13


Grade 6 WEB student orientation  – 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 23
All grades receive schedules the first day of school
Back-to-School Night – 6 p.m. Sept. 26


Grade 6 orientation CAT – 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 23
New grade 7 and 8 orientation  – 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 24
Back-to-School Parent Night – 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13