August l, 2022

Re: Freshmen Orientation and Naviance Accounts

Dear Families:

I am excited to announce that this year's Freshmen Orientation* will be Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at BHS. It will include three separate time slots for students in an effort to provide personalized attention. Please see the breakdown below for your student's time slot. During the orientation, your student will be given a tour of the building, meet other students and staff members and lastly, learn about our many co-curriculars, including sports and clubs. Upon arrival, students should report directly to the auditorium, which is located across from the Main Office. PLEASE bring your WIS issued Chromebook and cord. We will replace your WIS Chromebook with a new BHS issued Chromebook.

The breakdown of time slots:

  • 9:00 to 10:30 (Students' last name starting with A to F and all new-to-BHS sophomores)
  • 11:00 to 12:30 (Students' last name starting with G to O and all new-to-BHS juniors)
  • 1:00 to 2:30 (Students' last name starting with P to Z and all new-to-BHS seniors)
  • Please adhere to these time slots as they were divided to create three equal groups.

Branford High School uses Naviance Family Connection, a service designed especially for students and families. Family Connection is linked with Naviance SucceedTM, a service that we use to track and analyze data about college and career plans. Your student will have time during orientation to access their Naviance Family Connections account. Lastly, Naviance is also the platform we use to support and track students' successes and progress of our S.P.I.R.I.T. program, which is a graduation requirement. S.P.I.R.I.T. is a program specifically tailored to support Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) in all our students while preparing them for post secondary success.

We have invited Dr. Cheryl Briganti, WIS School Psychologist, and Mrs. Diane Queen, BHS Social Worker, to be present during orientation as friendly faces to help support the students' transition to BHS. In preparation for orientation, we would like to hear from you and your student (letters where sent home with the QR code to a brief survey) or click here to complete the brief survey.

Sincerely,

BHS Administration

"IMPROVED LEARNING FOR EVERYONE"

PS: If you cannot attend, please email Mrs. Jenkins at bjenkins@branfordschools.org

* Available to all new students to Branford High School