Class of 2024

Welcome to our Class of 2024
Seventh Grade - 2018/2019

Basic Optimal Orientation Training (BOOT) Camp and Potluck Parent Info
*Attachment for easy printing is located at the bottom of htis page.

Purpose: Designed to build foundational skills in a low pressure, staff supported environment and to prepare students for the 7th grade year

Questions about BOOT Camp may be directed to Candus Muir at  


Note: This is a 7th grade event only. We kindly request that arrangements for childcare are made for your other children when volunteering or attending the potluck.


DATE: August 15, 2018 - Wednesday
WHERE: TCA North Campus
WHEN:  7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (normal hours)
Potluck: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (parents invited – please NO siblings)
Please RSVP using the link below!

SECURITY: All visitors need to have a photo ID available. If you are volunteering or attending the potluck, and you have never gone through security at the North Campus, please stop by the security kiosk on Monday 8/13 or Tuesday 8/14 (8-3) in order to expedite entry on Wednesday. Name tags will be created based on the online potluck RSVP and volunteer sign up. If you are already in the system, you will pick up your name tag and walk on in! If you are not, you will have to wait to be processed.      

Volunteers and Donations are still needed:

  • ONLINE Potluck RSVP and Food Sign-up
    • Potluck needs: crock pot items (high priority) – pulled meat/meatballs/sloppy joes/pasta; potato/macaroni salad; green salad (nut-free); fruit salad (nut-free)/whole fruit; desserts (nut-free).
    • Potluck volunteers still needed for set-up!
    • Parents – Don’t forget to RSVP for the potluck if attending using the same web link! The RSVP is near the bottom of the list.
  • ONLINE BOOT Camp Volunteers!
    • A few volunteer positions are still available. Please use the link to see what is still available and what the time commitment is!

The 7th grade team is prepared and ready to welcome your 7th grader to junior high. We have been working hard to make B.O.O.T. camp a low anxiety, highly productive, functional, team-building day!  Below you will find pertinent information concerning the 1st day of school.  This information can also be found on the 7th grade website.

1.    Check-In: Check-in will start promptly at 7:15 a.m. Students should enter through the main entrance of the school and proceed to the 3rd floor.  Check-in tables will be set up on the 3rd floor prior to entering the junior high hallways.  Tables will be organized by student last name. Students must pick up their packet before proceeding into the junior high hallway.  

2.    Packet:  The packet will contain the student’s school schedule, B.O.O.T. Camp rotation schedule, T-shirt, and name tag.  The locker number is located on the schedule. Once receiving a packet, students need to proceed to their locker to drop off all supplies with the exception of Kleenex, paper towels, sanitizing wipes, Ziploc bags, computer paper, and hand sanitizer.  These supplies should be dropped off in room 3302.  Students do not organize their locker at this time, but will have time during one of the morning rotations. 

3.    Uniform: Students should come to school in uniform.  Pants/shorts should be worn (no skirts).  Sneakers must also be worn in order to participate in many of the afternoon activities.  Students will be given a T-shirt at check-in, and will be asked to change into that T-shirt prior to heading down to the cafeteria.  After changing into the T-shirt, students should put the name tag on their shirt towards the top.

4.    Water: Students will receive a water bottle to use throughout the day.  A name tag will be placed on the bottle.  This bottle can be refilled throughout the day.

5.    Sunscreen:  We will be outside for the 2nd half of the day.  Please have your child put on sunscreen prior to coming to school. 

6.    Schedule for the Day:  A schedule is available on the 7th grade website to give you an idea of how the day is organized.  Students will also receive a schedule similar to this with their specific group assignment. 

7.    Saying Goodbye:  Parents have three options: (1) Allow your child to walk in alone and say good-bye at the car.  We do have parent volunteers and teachers that are ready to help your child navigate check-in and locate his/her locker. (2) Help your child with check-in, and then say good-bye.  (3) Help your child put up their supplies in his/her locker and room 3302 (do not organize), then say good-bye. If you have volunteered, please also say your goodbyes and report to room 3302 to check-in. We promise we will take good care of them!  

  • Volunteering for the early shift? Please feel free to bring your child with you around 7:00 a.m. You will have approximately 15 minutes to help your child prior to the 7:15 a.m. official start time!

8.    Potluck:  For those of you returning for our community potluck, arrival time is 11:00 in order to have time to pick up a name tag and navigate security.  Proceed to the cafeteria after receiving a name tag at security. NOTE: Please make sure you have RSVP on VolunteerSpot - Parents will be on the west side of the cafeteria, and students will be on the east side.  Please, no siblings. The potluck will end approximately around 12:30.  Please make sure to get your dishes before you leave. All remaining dishes will be placed in the staff lounge on the 3rd floor (rinsed out but not cleaned).

9.    Donations:  Non-perishables and non-refrigerated items can be dropped off in the JH office or room 3302, including water starting this week from 8:00-3:30. Perishable food should be clearly marked 7th Potluck and placed in the refrigerator in the staff lounge, preferably the day of the potluck.  Crockpot items being brought in the morning can be placed (plugged in) in rooms 3300, 3301, 3302, 3304, and the staff lounge. Loaned ice chests and containers that need to be returned should have the name clearly visible.

10.   Volunteers (a.m./p.m.): Sign in with security in order to receive a name tag.  Proceed to room 3302 (Muir) for further instructions.  

Thank you for your support.  We are looking forward to a great BOOT Camp! Candus Muir and Chantel Osborne
BOOT Camp Co-Coordinators


Students are encouraged to bring a non-breakable water bottle with a lid to class each day filled with water. Hydration is essential for focus! Students should also label their water bottle with their name. 

Why Your Brain Needs Water (Psychology Today)
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