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Medford prepares for a new school year

MEDFORD —  A fourth assistant principal will be added to the high school for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Previously, three assistant principals each cover a grade over the course of the year.

Medford High School headmaster John Perella said in an open letter to students and parents on Monday that Ian Charles will join the school’s top level leadership staff as a fourth assistant principal in charge of the freshman (Grade 9) Class of 2021.

David Blauch will be assistant principal for the sophomore (Grade 10) Class of 2020. The other assistant principals are Nick Tucci and Gail Treanor.

“We are very excited about the upcoming year. There are a lot of new and exciting changes at the high school that we will be briefing students on during the first week of school,” Perella said in the letter.

Perella also detailed some other key back-to-school information, including freshman orientation Thursday, August 24 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Medford High. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the high school main lobby.

During the orientation, students take part in the Class of 2021 assembly with introductions from administrators. There will be a Class of 2021 group photo and students will schedule a question and answer session with guidance personnel and the headmaster.

The morning also includes a school tour and homeroom and locker familiarization.

During orientation, all high school and vocational school administrators and a number of teachers and guidance/support staff will be present to help address students’ questions or concerns. Freshman students may pick up their schedules on Thursday.

The first day of school for all grades is Tuesday, August 29.

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