McLean High School will host its inaugural Highlander Kickoff from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The open house, which organizers hope will become an annual event, is designed to help eliminate the paper packets the school has mailed home in the past.
Students and parents will be able to take care of all the necessary paperwork before school starts, according to Rob Plunkett, a history and law teacher who is organizing the event.
The day includes a 5-to-6 p.m. meeting for parents of freshman or transfer students. Parents will be introduced to key figures at the school, informed of graduation requirements and learn about the transition from middle to high school.
- School schedules will be distributed. Health care and student rights and responsibilities forms should be filled out and signed before the event.
- PE uniforms and spirit wear will be sold.
- Parking permits will be sold.
- Clubs will be present.
- Students can register personal electronics from 3 to 5 p.m.
- The school's clinic will be open for medication and associated paperwork drop off. Emergency medications must be dropped of before school starts.
- Parents can sign up for Blackboard access.
- All grade levels will have a table set up for students and parents to pay class dues, learn about student government, booster clubs, sports and yearbooks.
- Forms for freshman class officer elections will be available.
Students and parents unable to attend the kickoff can pick up schedules in the McLean High School main office from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday or Thursday.
School starts Tuesday, Sept. 3.
For more information about the start of school go to http://www.fcps.edu/McLeanHS/MHSwebsite/BTS/BTSindex.html.