6th Grade Transition Information

APRIL 24, 2020

From the Lead Learner

Incoming Families,

Unfortunately, we were unable to host our regular transition nights and and had hoped to provide you with a virtual tour but then schools shut down so quickly. Below is gathering of resources that we hope will give you a feel for KP's vision and mission and our focus to support our transitioning students. Please do not hesitate to contact KP to speak with me with any questions or concerns. I can be reached by phone at (860) 929-5251 or by email at Joy_Wright@whps.org.

Your Partner in Education,

Joy K. Wright

Please Click Below to Watch

Presentation for rising 6th Grade Students & Families
6th Grade Orientation Feedback/Questions

Please use this form to provide feedback or ask any lingering questions.

A Glimpse Into our Classes and Programs

The Library Media Center


6th Unified Arts Class Videos (Click on the link below)

Physical Education and Health


Placement Feedback

If you have placement questions/requests, you are welcome to discuss these with your child's fifth-grade teacher. You can also contact the school principal or Mrs. Carlson, the 6th grade school counselor for the 2020-2021 school year. We would like for the transition to be as seamless as possible. We welcome your input to help us best meet the needs of your child and encourage you to reach out to us by May 18th. You can also complete the form linked here.

IMPORTANT DATES - subject to change

  • Student Virtual Meet & Greet (May/June)
  • Day in the Life Virtual Conversation for Parents/Caregivers (Early June)
  • Team Assignment Mailing & PTO End of Summer Blast (mid-Aug) -
  • W.E.B Program 6th Grade Orientation (TBD - usually the Monday before the first day of school)
King Philip Middle School Website

Please visit our website for more information.

Public act 16-189

We believe that it is vital for all students in West Hartford Public Schools to be able to efficiently and effectively use digital tools that empower them in all phases of the learning process, including research, problem solving, content creation, communication, and collaboration. We also believe that we must be committed at all times to protecting students' privacy and providing them with a powerful and safe educational experience. To that end, the West Hartford Public Schools follow the legal requirements of Public Act 16-189 to promote the safety and security of all students and staff.

In compliance with Connecticut State Law, we update online programs used within the district that house student data. The programs may be used district-wide, in a very small number of classrooms, or with individual students. The list will be updated each time the district enters into a new contract where student data is housed. For more information on the specifics of Public Act 16-189 and updates of vendor agreements, visit www.whps.org/pa189."