New Hire Orientation

Orientation is a program that allows the District to ensure that new teacher hires are thoroughly prepared for the first day of teaching. Orientation is held for five-days in August with consolidated Saturday orientations held September – January for teachers hired later in the year. It allows us to provide timely, relevant information related to professional responsibilities, classroom management, and instruction. It also provides a unique opportunity to establish a strong adult culture within our newest cohort of teachers, to invest them with the District’s vision and to build a solid foundation to promote teacher retention.

Programming Content

The five-day August orientation program focuses on the most essential information that newly hired teachers need for the first month of school. Teachers with 4+ years of experience may choose to attend elective sessions throughout the week. Sessions are primarily facilitated by coaches.