The JCHS Student Life Team is thrilled to welcome all incoming ninth graders to orientation on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Our Senior Buddies are busy preparing activities to help you feel comfortable and cared for! This is a time for you to get to know your classmates and Senior Buddies, learn about school culture, and prepare for a fantastic start to the school year! 

As always, we are taking steps to ensure that we keep our community healthy and safe. Please read through the reminders below:

  • The orientation takes place on campus, Tuesday, August 22, 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Lunch and snacks will be provided! 
  • Please bring a water bottle, comfortable shoes, and a warm layer
  • If you’re a student athlete, you are excused from practice and coaches are aware. In addition, there is no theater rehearsal.

Itinerary At-A-Glance

  • 9:00 am
    • 9th Grade students arrive at JCHS
    • Casual coffee and schmooze for parents and guardians
  • 9:30 am – Welcome and Ice-Breaker Games
  • 11:35 am- Lunch (provided)
  • 12:15 pm – Exploring Jewish Identity at JCHS
  • 1:30 pm – Games and Activities at Alamo Square Park
  • 3:00 pm – Senior Panel and Closing Program
  • 4:00 pm – End of Program

If you have any questions on the day of the program, please contact our Director of Experiential Education, Evan Wolkenstein at

We are excited to help make JCHS feel like home for our new students and families!