PUSD to Host Parent Sessions on School Transitions

The sessions start Thursday night at Eliot Middle School with a program on the transition to high school.

The Pasadena Unified School District has planned a series of informational sessions on transitioning from one school level to another, including sessions on moving from preschool to kindergarten, elementary to middle school and middle to high school.

The first session is scheduled for Thursday night at and focuses on the transition to high school.

District officials wrote in a press release that transitioning between the grade levels is a key part of academic success.

"Knowing what to expect at each school level, how to support their child's learning, and how to access the numerous academic enrichment resources in our community are crucial to achieving academic excellence for all students," wrote Superintendent Jon Gundry.

Below are the topics that will be covered at the sessions:

High School 101

  • What to expect in high school
  • How parents can support teens
  • Advanced Placement & Honors courses
  • Clubs, athletics, extracurricular activities


Middle School Transition

  • What to expect in middle school
  • How to support your child during these challenging years
  • How your role changes in middle school


Kindergarten Transition

  • California Kindergarten Standards
  • Understanding report cards and testing
  • Preparing for kindergarten
  • What to expect from school
  • How to partner you're your child's teacher for the success of your child

And the schedule for the sessions:

High School

March 22, 6:30 p.m - Eliot Middle School Library

2184 N. Lake Ave., Altadena

March 29, 6 p.m - Blair High School Family Room

1201 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena


Middle School

April 17, 6:30 p.m - McKinley School Library

325 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena

May 1, 6:30 p.m - Marshall Fundamental Secondary School Library

990 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena



May 9, 6:30 p.m -Norma Coombs School

2600 Paloma St., Pasadena

May 15, 9:30 a.m -Villa-Parke Community Center

363 E. Villa St., Pasadena

(in Spanish)

May 25, 9 a.m -Mother's Club

980 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena



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