900 new Baltimore County teachers to start orientation

PERRY HALL, Md. -

The first day of school is still a few weeks away, but some teachers are already headed back to the classroom.

Baltimore County Schools kicks off its orientation program for new teachers on Tuesday, and the first thing teachers will get to do is check out their new school.

This comes as Baltimore County Public Schools rolls out the welcome mat for new teachers with a three-day program.

On their first day, teachers will head to their new schools for professional development activities. It’s a chance for more than 900 new teachers to get acclimated to their new jobs by giving them a head start.

Then, the next two days will be spent at Perry Hall High School attending special sessions. Teachers will learn about a variety of topics from the diversity of students within the district, how to manage their classrooms, and what the district expects from them on the job.

But new teachers aren’t the only ones getting orientated to their new schools, new school nurses, counselors, and therapists will also take part in these sessions.

And before school starts, students will get an orientation of their own. On Thursday, August 30, fifth through ninth graders will have a chance to tour their school, meet their teachers, and check out their locker,  just in time for the first day of school on September 4. 

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