Carlmont High School

Carlmont's 8th Grade TransitionTop of Page

8th Grade Parents and Guardians:

The 8th Grade Transition Team is comprised of the Principal of Carlmont High School and a group of parent volunteers representing the middle school feeder communities. Throughout the school year, we will host a series of events to provide you and your student with information about Carlmont’s academic program and student enrichment programs, so that you will have the information necessary to choose the most appropriate high school for your student. Each event has a different goal or purpose. You will find a brief description of each event on our calendar.

Our team also publishes a monthly newsletter called the Carlmont Corner. It is distributed to 8th grade families at Nesbit, Ralston and Tierra Linda (and as a courtesy to Central & Charter) and is posted each month on this site. If you attend another school and would like to join our mailing list and have information emailed to you, please use the link below. 

8th Grade Transition Calendar of EventsTop of Page

Calendar of events for students entering high school in 2018

Carlmont's 8th Grade Transition Team will host a variety of events during the upcoming school year for 8th grade students and their parents or guardians. Our goal is to familiarize future Scots and their families with the wonderful experience Carlmont High School offers!  

  • Shadowing - Students only. October - January. Carlmont's shadowing program offers two options for 8th grade students: individual or group shadowing.  Students are invited to shadow only once. The objective of our shadowing program is to offer students an opportunity to experience a day on campus. 

  • 8th Grade Parent Information Night Parents only. October 16, 2018. This is our largest event and is intended to provide a broad overview of the academic program at Carlmont. We offer a campus tour prior to the program. 

  • Student and Parent Forums - Students and Parents. January-March. We offer three Forums (attend one). This is an informal opportunity to learn more about student life at Carlmont High School and to ask questions of current students, parents, teachers and staff. Campus tours will be offered prior to the Forum.  

  • Counseling Department’s 8th Grade Parent Night -  Parents only. March 2019. This event will provide a review of the registration process for students from feeder AND non-feeder schools. 

  • Carlmont Academic Foundation (CAF) Dessert Reception –  Parents only.  April/May.  A panel comprised of Carlmont teachers and administrators will speak about Carlmont and the transition from 8th grade to high school. 

  • Freshman Parent Information Night  -  Parents only. August 9, 2018.  This event will cover everything you need to know about getting your freshman off to a good start at Carlmont. Scroll down for detailed information on this event.
  • Newsletter Students and Parents. Monthly. We publish the Carlmont Corner newsletter each month to provide families with comprehensive information about upcoming events, deadlines, registration, address verification and more. The newsletter is distributed to our feeder schools and posted here each month. Scroll down for more detailed information.

In addition to these events, opportunities are available to attend sporting events, music, drama, choral and dance performances. Visit the calendar on the Carlmont website for the most up-to-date information.

Important DatesTop of Page

Mark Your Calendar

  • Freshman Parent Information Night: Thursday, August 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Carlmont's Performing Arts Center
  • Freshman Orientation & BBQ: Tuesday, August 14, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Football Stadium Bleachers
  • Early-Bird Picture Day: Tuesday, August 14, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Scot's Gym
  • First Day of School: Wednesday, August 15, start time*: 0 period 8:53 a.m., 1st period 9:43 a.m.
  • First Day of School Pictures: Wednesday, August 15, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Scot's Gym

* Start time for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 0 period 8:00 a.m., 1st period 8:57 a.m.

Important Reminders for Incoming 9th GradersTop of Page

Parents who were unable to attend the Counseling 8th Parent Night on March 1, can view the presentation outlining the registration process and timeline at the Counseling webpage:
Online registration must be completed for all incoming 9th grade students. Families will receive a letter with instructions in the beginning of May and the online information update must be completed in May. Additional information for incoming 9th grade families is available at:

Please check the individual team pages for specific information regarding tryouts, practice schedules, summer camps and open summer workout times at: 
Fall sports begin on August 3 and Athletic/Activity Clearance for those playing a fall sport is due July 30.  For more information, online registration and clearance process for athletic eligibility, visit: 

Plan ahead since you'll need your physician to fill out a form to upload. If you would like a hard copy of the eligibility packet please see Ms. Eggli in the AVP Office.

Summer Reading and AssignmentsTop of Page

Please visit the links below to the Carlmont website for up-to-date information about the summer reading list or summer assignments. 

SUHSD Address VerificationTop of Page

Address Verification - Deadline was April 27, 2018 - An address verification form must be on file for every student in the Sequoia Union High School District. Please use the link below for the form and complete instructions.

Freshman Parent Information NightTop of Page

Thursday, August 9, 2018 7:00 - 9:00 pm in Performing Arts Center

Parent Orientation Faire (optional) 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the Quad

Who Should Attend?

  • ALL Parents of Incoming Freshman. 
  • This meeting (held the week before school starts) will cover everything you need to know about getting your freshman off to a good start at Carlmont.
Why should I end my summer early to attend this event?
  • Staying informed will give you and your student the best chance to get their high school years off to a good start. 
  • Decrease anxiety for you and your student during the first few weeks of school by getting the most up-to-date information directly from Carlmont administration.
How do I sign up?
  • No RSVP needed.
Where is this event held?
  • Parent Orientation Faire (optional) is in the Quad from 6 - 7 pm. Complimentary dinner provided where you can mingle with administrators, and student reps, and learn about all of Carlmont’s organizations.
  • The presentation is in the Carlmont Performing Arts Center from 7 - 9 pm.
  •  Parking is available at the Senior Parking lot.  (2nd entrance coming from San Carlos or Belmont, across from Chula Vista). The Performing Arts Center is straight ahead at the top of the stairs. 

Carlmont Corner Monthly NewsletterTop of Page

Carlmont Corner Newsletter for 8th Grade Families

The Carlmont Corner newsletter is distributed monthly to feeder middle schools (Nesbit, Ralston and Tierra Linda) and is available as a link below on this page at the beginning of each month. You'll find announcements, reminders and information about upcoming events. Current and past issues can be found at the links below.

Contact 8th Grade TransitionTop of Page

Contact the 8th Grade Transition Team

If your student does NOT attend a Carlmont feeder school* (Nesbit, Ralston and Tierra Linda)**  and you would like to receive regular updates from the Carlmont 8th Grade Transition Team, Click here to join our mailing list! 

*Students at Nesbit, Ralston and Tierra Linda already receive this information through their schools.

**As a courtesy, students at Central & Charter already receive this information through their schools.

If you have a question, send an email to an 8th Grade Transition Team member: Questions for 8th Grade Transition

Questions regarding enrollment, class placement or registration should be directed to our Counseling department staff.