Lehighton Area Middle School will hold an orientation for all fifth grade students and all other new students at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 17, in the Middle School auditorium.

The presentation will cover entering the building, lunch procedures, locker use, transportation and student conduct/dress.

The program will last approximately one hour. Students should use the main entrance.

Lehighton Area Middle School (grades 5 thru 8) will begin classes on Monday, August 27, 2012, Dr. Mark McGalla, principal, announced.

On Monday, August 27 all Middle School students will report to the school located at 301 Beaver Run Road between 7:10 and 7:25 a.m. Class will start at 7:30 a.m. Dismissal will begin at 2:14 p.m.

Lunch will be served on the first day at a cost of $2.20.

Handbook/Planners which provide information pertaining to school policies and regulations will be given to every student on the first day.

Also, on the first day students will be given various forms to be filled out and returned.

Insurance forms included are both for medical and dental coverages and must be mailed directly from home.