Dear Members of the Class of 2021:
Welcome to Emmaus High School! You are about to become a part of a proud tradition of excellence, and we look forward to sharing in your successes and accomplishments throughout your time here.
In anticipation of your arrival at Emmaus High School, we invite you and your parents to participate in a special orientation program on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Students and parents will report to the auditorium first. Then, students will proceed to their assigned homerooms, and parents will remain in the auditorium for an expanded presentation followed by an informal question/answer session. Once in homeroom, students will receive their class schedules and other information from an Emmaus High School Student Hornet Ambassador. Ambassadors will then give students a guided tour of the high school ending in the cafeteria with a club fair. The club fair is designed to expose our incoming freshman to the various extra-curricular opportunities available at Emmaus High School. Parents who are interested in signing up for Home Access Center, which enables parents to see their child’s attendance, discipline, and grades from home, should bring identification as sign-ups will be available during orientation.
In order to ensure that the day runs smoothly, it is extremely important for students and parents to observe the following assigned timeline: students with last names A through L should report to the auditorium beginning at 8:00 a.m. on August 16. Students with last names M through Z should report to the auditorium beginning at 10:30 a.m. on August 16.
We believe that your participation in orientation day and your involvement in activities at the start of the academic year will significantly ease your transition into high school, prepare you for a rigorous academic program, and build a sense of community with your classmates, faculty, and staff.
Although you will have time to walk through Emmaus High School during the orientation day, we would like to extend to you the opportunity to explore the building on your own time. Please feel free to visit with your parent(s)/guardian(s) during the following times:
Thursday, August 17 12:00 Noon – 3:00 PM
Friday, August 18 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Wednesday, August 23 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Thursday, August 24 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
An appointment is not required to tour the building during the above days/times. Although the building will be open, we ask that you sign in upon your arrival at the Main Office, located at 500 Macungie Avenue.
We look forward to meeting you at the orientation on August 16th and/or any of the listed visitation days. Should you have any questions in the interim, please do not hesitate to contact Emmaus High School at (610) 965-1650.
REMINDER FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017.
All 9th grade students will report to their bus stops at their assigned times. On the first day, you will have full day completing introduction activities in the morning and completing an abbreviated schedule in the afternoon. Copies of this first day schedule are enclosed. These accommodations are being made for the first day of school to help make your transition to Emmaus High School as smooth as possible. When you exit the bus, please report directly to your homeroom. Walkers need to arrive at normal time and report directly to homeroom.
We look forward to you having a very pleasant start to an outstanding high school career and want to wish you the best of luck.
Dr. Kate Kieres