The transition to middle school will go smoothly for you as long as you...
Whether you are not sure where your classroom is, you do not know how to join a club, or you are having trouble with your locker, there are MANY adults at Salk Middle School that are willing, ready and able to help! Just ask!
Who can you ask for help? The list is really long!
Your TEACHERS of course!
Mr. Zampaglione, our Principal
Mrs. O'Grady, our Assistant Principal
Mr. Agovino, our Dean
Mrs. Steward, our 6th grade School Counselor
Mrs. Miceli or Mrs. Williams, our Social Workers
Mrs. Monteiro-Grady, Dr. Guarascio, or Dr. Fives, or our Psychologists
Mrs. Berkowitz or Mrs. Thomann, our Nurses
Mrs. Anderson, our Librarian
Any of our wonderful clerical staff in the Main Office, the Attendance Office, or the Guidance and Counseling Office
Our Hall Monitors
Ok, now that you've met some of us, let us explain what we do in the Guidance and Counseling Office!
Schedules The Guidance and Counseling Office is the place to go if you lose your schedule or have questions about it! Our counselors and secretaries can help you, just stop by! Our office is located next to the stairs, near the main entrance, across from the Little Theater.
Did you know... If you have a class but urgently need to stop by with a question about your schedule or anything else, we will give you a late pass to class which means you are permitted to go to that class a little late. A late pass to class from your counselor will not count towards detention.
Ok, back to schedules! We have 9 periods at Salk and we also alternate between day 1 and day 2. Some classes meet everyday (Math, RLA, SS, Science, Specials, Lunch), while others might only meet on day 1 or day 2 (Phys. Ed., all 6th grade Music classes, AIS Reading, and Computer Lit/Intro to Spanish). Please see below for a sample schedule!
Printing Your Schedule This is important! The least confusing way to print your schedule from Powerschool is by printing the "Current Year Schedule". See below for instructions. Just trust us on this one, we don't want to bore you with the reasons why!
The #1 biggest worry that incoming 6th graders have is... OPENING THEIR LOCKS!
Click the video to learn how to open a lock! You will also have a chance to practice using your lock at our summer orientation! Having trouble opening the video? It's also available on the Salk Website on the left side of the screen.
Welcome to Middle School Pamphlet Check out the pamphlet that we hand out when we visit the 5th grade classrooms! Some of it repeats the information posted here on the Counseling website, but take a look or use the link to print it!