9th Grade Early Entry Day Information

9th Grade Early Entry Day Information
Posted on 08/22/2022
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Dear Parent or Guardian, 

In support of our students successful transitions to Grade 9, we invite students to participate in an Early Entry Day program. Baltimore County Public Schools is excited to announce that it will again host a half-day “Orientation Day" on Thursday, August 25, 2022, for students entering Grade 9 for the 2022-2023 school year. Students will participate in a wide variety of activities – designed based on student feedback – to become more familiar with their new school setting prior to the start of school. Students will review their class schedules, meet all their teachers and the school counselors, and learn about some of the many clubs and activities available to all students here at CHS.  

Transportation will be provided for those students who are scheduled to take a bus to school. Those students will be picked up at their assigned bus stops at their regularly scheduled times and will be transported home at the end of the half-day schedule. A complimentary lunch will be served to all participating students, and students will be able to add funds to their cafeteria accounts in preparation for the first day of school.  

The Orientation Day is for students only and will not replace other school-based student-parent orientation activities.   

A helpful video has been prepared for viewing by students and families at home.  This video shares experiences and helpful information about transition to high school.  The video is available via Vimeo from the main BCPS website as follows: 

The following link offers valuable information for parents regarding registration and access to Focus and Schoology: 

We are looking forward to welcoming our new Grade 9 students on Thursday, August 25, 2022, from 7:20-11:10am and while not required, we hope your child will take advantage of this opportunity.  Should you have any questions regarding Orientation Day, please contact us at your earliest convenience. The first regular day of school for all students is Monday, August 29, 2022. 


Mr. Dugas 

Assistant Principal for the Class of 2026 

Catonsville High School