5th to 6th Grade Transistion

We are excited for you to join the J.F.K. family! The School Counseling Department provides an extensive program to assist students in this important transition from elementary to middle school.

Click on the Steps for more information

Step #1

Grade 5 to Grade 6 Parent/Guardian Orientation

Date: April 24
Current 5th grade parents and guardians are invited to attend an orientation about this important transition to Middle School. This is a very informative presentation to learn about the programs, curriculum, activities, and expectations. JFK's administrators, counselors, and teachers are looking forward to meeting you! The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. for guided tours and 7:00 p.m. in the J.F.K. auditorium for a presentation.

Step #2

JFK School Counselors Visit 5th Graders

The JFK School Counselors give a presentation to the 5th graders about middle school transition. Registration may be completed online this year...more information to come! Students will need to choose one of the following: band, orchestra, chorus, or computers.


5th Graders Visit JFK

Date: May 10

All 5th Graders and their teachers visit JFK for a meet and greet assembly. They will also have an opportunity to listen to our musical programs perform. In addition, the 5th graders will have a tour of the building accompanied by JFK students. Students will receive a "Welcome to Kennedy" folder with pertinent information.

Step #4

Camp Sloper Day for Asset Building

Date: May 15

All 5th Graders who will attend JFK will spend an exciting day building assets at Camp Slopers! 5thGraders going to JAD will have their own scheduled day too. Middle school administration and middle school counselor Mrs. Cozzolino will be making an appearance and spending some time with students. This is a great opportunity for grade 5 students from all 5 elementary feeder schools to meet each other, bond and team-build! Thank you to Camp Sloper and STEPS for making this an annual event!

Please notify Mrs. Cozzolino if your child attends a parochial or private school and would like to attend the Sloper Asset Day Field Trip. A permission form will be provided to you and your child should bring the signed form to Slopers that day. Mrs. Cozzolino will meet your child at Sloper when you drop him/her off. Please contact Mrs. Cozzolino if your child will be attending at mcozzolino@southingtonschools.org.


Summer tours will be given on August 20, 21, 22 from 9:30am-1pm

Other Important Information

Mrs. Cozzolino will be the school counselor for the incoming 6th grade class. She will be the school counselor for this class for all 3 years at J.F.K. Please contact her if you have any questions at mcozzolino@southingtonschools.org

Any 5th grade student who may be attending JFK next year and is not currently attending a Southington Public School, is welcome to attend any of the above events (such as a Private/Parochial student or a student moving into Southington).

Please call ahead to make arrangements with the School Counseling Office for attending elementary visits and to make an incoming appointment, (860) 628-3275, x 14006

All new to Southington students must notify the Southington Board of Education for Central Registration. Forms are available online at the district's website www.southingtonschools.org