Essential Tools for the Transition to Middle School



9:00 am to 11:00 am PT
Friday, August 6 & Saturday, August 7, 2021
Lafayette Library (Lafayette, CA)
9:00 am to 11:00 am PT
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Lafayette Library (Lafayette, CA)
Date & Time TBA
Via Zoom

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Make sure your student is equipped to make a successful transition to Middle School this fall.

» Students should take this workshop if . . .

  • They are transitioning from 5th grade to 6th grade, especially if they will be attending a new school
  • They have problems tracking and turning in work
  • They struggle to use time effectively
  • They have trouble identifying when to advocate for themselves
  • You feel the student may not be fully set up with academic skills, such as note taking, to be successful in Middle School
  • They are ready to become more independent and responsible in managing academics with less parental support.

» We cover . . .

  • Time Management
  • Study Space and Backpack Organization
  • Project Planning
  • Note Taking Strategies (in follow up session)
  • Everything they forgot to tell your student in 5th grade!

Mastering Middle School Provides the Tools and Techniques Students Need to Handle the Challenges of Middle School

Mastering Middle School is an intensive master workshop that prepares and teaches incoming 6th graders everything they need to know for a successful transition to middle school by providing strategies and tools to fill the gaps where schools fall short.


  • All coaches have extensive experience with middle school students.
  • Coaches are empathetic and skilled with teaching students of all abilities.
  • Participants gain continued access to Google Classroom for additional resources.
  • Attendees learn SOS4Students’ acclaimed executive function skills and study strategies.

Students Learn Skills They Will Use for Years to Come!

Space is Limited. Sign Up Today.


“One thing Graham repeated over to me about his experience last weekend was how cool and great the teachers were. Their warmth and interest in the kids being successful came across to him loud and clear.”  (Donna Hays)
"[Our daughter] worked very hard and has learned a lot about how she learns and how she needs to study in order for her test scores to more accurately reflect what she knows. Thank you and SOS for your part in the heavy lifting that helped to bring us here." (Amy Shutkin)[/su_column]
Between June 1 and July 23, 2021, SOS4 Students offers private workshops for small groups of students who are friends/classmates (minimum group size is four). This is ideal if your students can't attend one of our workshops on the dates scheduled. Private workshops are help Monday through Friday. We require 30-days notice to design and host a private workshop. Contact us at for more information and for pricing.