New Student and 6th Grade Orientation

July 25, 2018

Dear Holmes Family,

On Thursday, August 23 Holmes MS will be hosting a New Student and 6th grade orientation. The orientation will include an introduction to Holmes MS staff, school tour, classroom activities, computer setup, and locker combination practice.

For rising 6th graders: Transportation will be provided for all bus riders. Students will take a bus from their base elementary school (Weyanoke, Bren Mar, Columbia, Parklawn, and North Springfield) at 8am and return to the same base elementary school between 10:45-11am. Students being dropped off or walking should arrive between 8:15-8:30am and picked up at 10:30am. If your child does not attend Weyanoke, Bren Mar, Columbia, Parklawn, or North Springfield, please drop them off and pick them up at one of the above listed base elementary schools by 8am or drop them off and pick them up at Kiss & Ride.

This event is for rising 6th grade students and only new 7th and 8th grade students to Holmes MS. We look forward to meeting our future Holmes MS Hawks!


8:30-9am Welcome and Introduction to Holmes MS (Cafeteria)

9-10:20am Students will transition to their assigned ER8 classroom where they will participate in a tour, classroom activities, locker combination practice, and computer set-up

10:20-10:30am Students will transition back to the cafeteria for dismissal


Please reach out to Mrs. Cooper, 6th Grade Assistant Principal, with any questions at 703-658-5900.

Thank you,

Holmes MS