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.
Calendar of Events for Students Entering High School in 2019
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. Scroll down for detailed information on this event.
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. Scroll down for detailed information on this event.
Student and Parent Forums - Students and Parents. Jan 29, Feb 13, & Mar 7, 2019. 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. Scroll down for detailed information on this event.
Special Education Services Information Night - Parents Only. Jan 15, 2019. Special Education Representatives will be available to answer any questions you might have regarding transitioning into Carlmont High School. Scroll down for detailed information on this event.
Counseling Department’s 8th Grade Parent Night - Parents Only. February 27, 2019. This event will provide a review of the registration process for students from feeder AND non-feeder schools. Scroll down for detailed information on this event.
Carlmont Academic Foundation (CAF) Dessert Reception – Parents Only. April/May 2019. A panel comprised of Carlmont teachers and administrators will speak about Carlmont and the transition from 8th grade to high school. Scroll down for detailed information on this event.
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.
We hope you had an opportunity to visit Carlmont High School during “Parent Information Night” on October 16. This was the first in a series of events held throughout the year for 8th grade students and parents. Please view the handout (link below) from the evening to see a list of important upcoming dates and events.
Open Enrollment - Deadline Friday, February 1, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. - Ninth Grade Open Enrollment is a period of time when an incoming 9th grade student (current 8th graders) may request a high school other than their assigned home school to attend. You must complete an online Open Enrollment Transfer Application to be eligible. Forms will be accepted at the SUHSD office beginning Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. The deadline is Friday, February 1, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Address Verification - Deadline no later than April 26, 2019 - 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. Forms will be accepted at the SUHSD office beginning November 1, 2018 and should be submitted NO LATER than April 26, 2018.
October 2018 - January 2019
What is Shadowing?
Why can't my 8th Grader participate in both individual and group shadowing?
I already know my child is going to Carlmont, do I need to attend this night?
If your child will be receiving special education services, please save the dates for the upcoming parent information nights that will tell you "Everything You Ever Want to Know About Special Education Services in High School". If your 8th Grader is interested in attending Carlmont, our Special Education Representatives are available to answer questions on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Student Union at Carlmont High School. Childcare, translation and light dinner will be provided for the night. Please click on the links below for more details.
Who Should Attend?
Who Should Attend?
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.