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Old 09-15-2021, 02:44 PM
 
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How much notice do you usually get when a new student will be joining your class?


There is a back story here, but I'd like to hear from you before I share.


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If we were lucky, the night before. Sometimes not until they are walked into our room.
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Sometumes a day or two -- other times they just show up
at the door with an administrator and their backpack!
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Old 09-15-2021, 03:00 PM
 
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No official timeframe because you canít deny them coming to school. Usually itís the morning of. In the past, we asked for 24 hr notice to get things together for the student but thatís not honored anymore.
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Old 09-15-2021, 03:06 PM
 
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Usually the night before but not always.


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New student notice
Old 09-15-2021, 03:31 PM
 
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In 19 years of teaching, it was usually morning of. Several times P just walked in with child.
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At my first it was often less than 24 hours. They would come in one day and the next day be ready to start...and by less than 24 hours, I mean often, they wouldn't come in until lunch time or PM that day and start the next.

My second school, the principal was good was generally gave 3-5 days notice.

My third school, I never had anyone join mid-year, so I don't know how it's handle. I think in other grades though, unless the family was moving, they only allowed transferring at quarters.

For my current school, my principal usually asks teachers and they agree on a reasonable start time. She wants to be accommodating to families and let them come as soon as they are willing and able, but she also understands teachers need time to prep.
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Old 09-15-2021, 04:26 PM
 
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Personally, I believe that as soon as a student is enrolled and a determination can be made as to grade level and class the student should start class. I see absolutely no benefit to the student in delaying the start.

However, I also believe that the principal or counselor or whoever should clearly explain that the teacher will need a day or two to gather books, supplies, etc. And then perhaps ask the parent if they prefer an immediate start or in another day or two.

As a parent, I would expect my child to start classes right away.
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Old 09-15-2021, 04:28 PM
 
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Sometimes the night before or morning of, sometimes they walk a student to my classroom door.
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Old 09-15-2021, 04:54 PM
 
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It depends, but the last few years it may be the day before or when they arrive.


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Old 09-15-2021, 05:18 PM
 
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Iíve never known about any until they arrived in my classroom.
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Old 09-15-2021, 05:30 PM
 
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Personally, I believe that as soon as a student is enrolled and a determination can be made as to grade level and class the student should start class. I see absolutely no benefit to the student in delaying the start.
I have to respectfully disagree. I'm in kindergarten. To have a student come in and not have all of the things everyone else has - a cubby for their things, a pencil box with supplies, etc. is very hard on both the new student and the teacher.

We are usually given at least 24 hours, but not always.
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Old 09-15-2021, 05:41 PM
 
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I never received any notice and this lack of notice is harmful to children. Parents and office staff need to take the time to acclimate the students and notify the teacher so the student walks in to a desk already prepared for him/her.
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Old 09-15-2021, 06:21 PM
 
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Currently, we usually hear the day before. There have been rumblings from certain staff that it is not enough notice.

I find it unfair for staff to complain. I do understand that it is ideal to have materials and a desk prepped, but if it is that big a deal for a teacher, perhaps they could prepare a set of materials ahead of time for the possibility.

I actually had a kid show up today with no notice. We managed, and I think they felt included and on their way to comfortable.
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Old 09-15-2021, 07:39 PM
 
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Not much. Usually they just walked in and "surprise! new student!" If I was lucky, I'd know the day or two before.
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No set timeframe
Old 09-16-2021, 03:25 AM
 
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Like OPs, it can happen without notice. Occasionally, we get the day before.
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Old 09-16-2021, 08:53 AM
 
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I’ve never had notice. They walk them in. I always have “new student” packets made so I can whip them out. They contain folders for parents, desk and locker tags for students and anything else I made at the beginning of the year.

Would I like more notice? Yep! But my old district had kids start as soon as they were registered. And parents generally walked in and registered them in the morning.

I considered myself lucky if my teaching wasn’t interrupted. And no, I don’t think that’s what’s best for the kids or the teachers. I’m my world teachers would get 2-3 days notice and the kids would get time to meet the teacher first and walk around the building.
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Old 09-16-2021, 09:22 AM
 
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Pretty much zero notice. I have had students just walk in and say they are new and they are correct. I think it depends on when the parent wants them to start though. A couple of years ago, I got 2 weeks' notice because the parent didn't want him to start until after Christmas break.
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Old 09-16-2021, 01:05 PM
 
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I usually had 24 hours notice. Most times the student would pop in to visit our class and be introduced with our Dean of Students. Then they started the following day.

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I always have ďnew studentĒ packets made so I can whip them out. They contain folders for parents, desk and locker tags for students and anything else I made at the beginning of the year.
Like GG, I did this as well. We didnít have lockers but everything else that was BTS including a small bag of supplies and our color coded folders to keep in their desk.
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Old 09-16-2021, 04:00 PM
 
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Morning of or afternoon before.

This year I prepped for 6 additional students. Every time I pass out something new to my class I put the same item in the extra supply tubs. I have blank name labels on 6 extra coat hooks, cubbies, etc. I just use a sharpie to add their name. I even have the sit spots for them on the carpet, folders in cubbies, etc.

It seriously takes so much stress out of getting a new student when I know exactly where they will sit and that they have everything in place.

New students throughout the year are inevitable at my school.
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Old 09-16-2021, 04:08 PM
 
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90% of the time it is when the Principal shows up at the door with the child. It is hard to be welcoming when you may not have a desk for them. I try to keep a welcome pouch that I can instantly hand them and I try to get their name up in the hallway that day.
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Old 09-16-2021, 04:53 PM
 
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Most often...zero, as in when they walk in the room with the school secretary.
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Old 09-17-2021, 04:05 AM
 
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Sometimes we know, usually we don't. All we can do is anticipate that new students WILL show up throughout the year and prepare in advance for them, as best we can. It sounds like many teachers are already doing that.
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Old 09-17-2021, 04:05 AM
 
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Often zero notice. I also have to say that I'd prefer some notice before the kid shows up at my door. I know we want them to start as soon as possible but honestly? Space is limited in my classroom. I don't usually keep a bunch of extra desks and have to request them.....so a kid could theoretically show up and not have a desk to sit at. Starting a new school midyear is stressful. I hate to have to add to that stress by seeming surprised that they're there and not have assigned them a seat.
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Old 09-17-2021, 01:23 PM
 
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Jist got an email Friday afternoon at 5 that I'm getting a new student Monday morning.

So I got notice but I'm already at home. Kind of thinking I would have preferred not knowing until Monday morning.

(I realize that it's on me that I checked email after school hours.)
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Old 09-17-2021, 07:04 PM
 
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I always knew when I was getting a new student when s/he walked in the door. Once in a while I would get a phone call that the student was on the way in. The first school I taught in got a new VP and she would meet all new students/parents the day before the student would be allowed to start. Well I was given a new student and was already to met them the next day. She never came back to school. The students from the neighborhood that knew her told me she stayed home with her mom and watched TV all day as mom got high. Never knew her and don't know how true the story was but I can believe it.
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Old 09-18-2021, 04:37 AM
 
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We are lucky if we get any notice at all.
Many times we are called to the office 10 minutes prior to class starting to meet a new student.

A few days ago my AP showed up in my classroom an hour into the school day, while I was in the middle of teaching, with a new student. Zero advance notice at all.
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Old 09-18-2021, 06:13 AM
 
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In my district, we could get notice a day or two before (rare but it did happen) and sometimes it was when the student arrived at the classroom door in the morning with his parents and escorted by the counselor or VP.
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Old 09-19-2021, 06:12 PM
 
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I would find out the morning of the new studentís arrival. Like GG, at the beginning of the year I created a couple extra sets for possible new students so that I never had to scramble to gather that necessary parent info packet, locker, text books, desk, etc. information.
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