FOR A "NORMAL" SCHOOL YEAR" THESE ANSWERS MAY HELP YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE TYPICAL ROUTINE TYPICAL ROUTINE OF LIFE AT OBERLIN MIDE SCHOOL. ONCE WE RECEIVE MORE GUIDANCE FROM WAKE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, WE WILL UPDATE THE FAQS TO REFLECT THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
What time does school day start and end? The school day starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:00pm
If my parents drop me off in the morning before 8:15am, where do I go when i arrive on campus?
You should report directly to the cafeteria or gymnasium. At 8:05am, students are released from the cafeteria and gym to go to their lockers and then report to their homeroom classes. Students should arrive on campus no earlier than 7:30am.
How many classes are there in each day and how long is each class? There are 7 class periods each day, including lunch. There are four 60 minute core class periods every day: Math, Science, Social Studies, and English/Language Arts. You would also have 2 elective classes that are approximately 50 minutes each; Lunch is 30 minutes.
What is a "team"? A team is a group of students who have the same 4 core classes, Math, Science, Social Studies, and English/Language Arts teachers. There 10 teams at Oberlin Middle School-- including 3 teams for each grade and special education team. Teams will be renamed this year to reflect the rising identity of Oberlin Middle School
How long do I have between classes? Each student has three-four minutes between classes. This is plenty of time to get to your next class!
What happens if I am tardy to class? If you are late (tardy) several times, you will likely be assigned some kind of consequence or a punch in your Oberlin Planner, such as lunch detention.
Can I carry my book bag to all of my classes? No. When you bring your back bag in the morning, you need to leave it in your locker and retrieve it at the end of the school day. You should have adequate time between classes to access your locker and get classes materials for each of your classes.
What kind of lock do I need for my locker? What happens if I forget the combination? Every student should have a combination lock - if you forget the combination, the lock will have to be cut off and replaced. You may want to buy a set of locks with the same combination; one for your hall locker and one for your gym locker. You may give your homeroom teacher your combination in case you forget it.
I think I want to take French. Can I change my mind next year if I don't like it? It is highly recommended that each student choose one language to study, and continue studying that same language through their years in school. Daniels does not offer introductory level languages in 7th and 8th grade.
How munch does lunch cost? Lunch costs $3.00 and breakfast is $1.50 Snacks are available in the lunch line at an extra cost. Students may NOT pay with cash, but instead must use a WCPSS lunch account through MySchoolBucks.com. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com or call (855) 832-5226 to enroll. You may also pay by sending a check to the cafeteria manager at school (or drop envelope in main office) to add funds to your student's account.
What sports does Oberlin offer? Students are eligible to try out for athletic teams in the 7th and 8th grades. Sixth graders may be selected to serve as managers or statisticians for teams. In order to play WCPSS sponsored athletics a student must be academically eligible and have a current physical. The support for our Oberlin sports teams is strong and competitive, and our fans love to cheer on our teams!
Fall sports include: Football, girl's volleyball, girl's soccer, cheerleading.
Winter sports include: Cheerleading, boys' and girls' basketball.
Spring sports include: Boys' soccer, girls' softball, and boys' and girls' track and field.
Does Daniels have after school care? Oberlin does have a YMCA bus to take students to the Alexander YMCA on Hillsborough Street for their after school program. Parents pay for this service through the YMCA. Contact the Alexander YMCA for more details.