Back to School 2017 - Middle School

Get ready for the 2017-2018 school year!

Here’s what you need to know and do.

Important Dates
Date Event
Aug. 22
  • Sixth Grade Student Social. 9:00 am-11:00 am, Cartan Field. Outdoor fun and games.
Aug. 23
  • Sixth Grade Orientation (students only), 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Seventh Grade Back-to-School Party. Off campus. Details on the class webpages.
  • Eighth Grade Back-to-School Party. Off campus. Details on the class webpages
Aug. 24
  • First Day of Classes. Begins in advocacy groups at 8:20 am.
  • Sixth Grade Outdoor Ed. Overnight Trip
Aug. 29
  • Sixth Grade Parent Coffee. 8:30-10:00 am, CADC   Patio. Come meet other sixth grade parents.
Sept. 7
  • Back-to-School Night, 5:00-7:30 pm
Sept. 13
  • First MSPA meeting for Middle School, 8:45 am (hospitality at 8:15 am), Martin Family Hall.
Various dates
  • Parent Evenings and Socials. See the class pages for details.

You can also view the full school calendar. 

Before School Starts, Do This:

1. Turn in your Health and Athletic Forms

  • If you haven’t already, please submit your forms through Magnus Health Student Medical Record (SMR). Athletic forms and all health forms were due Aug. 1. Questions? Contact Joan Barada, RN, at 650.330.2001 ext. 2530 or

2. Sign the Student and Parent Handbook

3. Get your Books and Supplies and Finish Summer Assignments

  • To see what books are needed for your courses, please visit MBS Direct. Summer reading books are available there starting June 1 and Fall/Spring books are available July 3. Shipping is free for orders of $99 or more that are placed July 24-August 6. You may also purchase your books from any vendor you prefer.
  • Review the summer reading info and finish your assignment before the first class:
  • Here are the supply lists for each grade: Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, and Eighth Grade. To order school supplies check out Keokit (formerly Locker) for one-stop shopping or shop at your preferred vendor.  Be sure to order your fall books and make arrangements to have an iPad, as well. (Sixth graders, you don’t need an iPad until the second quarter.)

4. Find an Alternative Way to Get to School

  • Help reduce traffic! GO MENLO is the way the Menlo community gets to and from school. Make a commitment to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the train or bus. You can use Zimride or use the Carpool Map to find other Menlo families for a carpool. You can also use one of the four Menlo buses (San Mateo/San Carlos/RWC, East Palo Alto/Palo Alto, Woodside/Portola Valley, Cupertino/Los Gatos). 

5. Fill Out Important Forms

6. We’ll see you on the first day!

New families: A temporary website login was included in a recent email. Your permanent login information will be sent to you soon. After that, if you have trouble logging in, please contact with your child’s full name and grade level. We will respond to you in a timely manner.

You may also want to check out the the Menlo Dictionary to help understand the programs and terminology at Menlo.