New Teacher Orientation Checklist Remixed

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The following checklist is to be used when conducting the school-level orientation.  Each section should be shared/discussed with the beginning teacher. Principals, assistant principals, or designated teachers and staff should participate in the school-level orientation. 

_____  Meet with Administrative Staff

_____ Meet with Department Chair(s)

_____  Map of the Physical Site


______Administrative Assistant


______Records Manager

______Data Manager

______Attendance Manager



______Cafeteria personnel

______Social Worker



______Media Specialist

Tour of the school/layout of the campus including parking areas

Teacher lounge area / restrooms / mailboxes

Teacher workroom



Guidance office and cumulative records

Supply room

Evacuation plans with emergency exits

Safe Schools Plan (Crisis Management)

_____  Teacher handbook that includes information about the school and district 

Policies and procedures (include DPS website)

Issue of laptop computer 

Issue of classroom key(s)

_____ Media Center

Locate/preview materials and equipment

Procedures for checking out/checking in materials

_____ Schedules

District calendar (Optional Teacher Workdays...BTs don’t have an option)

School calendar

Daily class schedule 

Lunch schedule

Itinerant and support personnel schedules

Duty roster

_____ Record Keeping

Class roster / roll book

Data Manager/Attendance office

Powerschool/PowerTeacher Orientation (i.e. attendance, grading, etc.)

Grading practices/policies

Receipt book (if applicable)

Supply order forms/warehouse forms

Teacher absence procedure/forms (sick leave, annual leave, and personal  leave)

Emergency lesson plans (very important to have in place!)

How to get a substitute (AESOP/Frontline)

Other office communication forms

_____ Other Materials/Information

Curriculum/Essential Standards for subject being taught

Appropriate Pacing Guides for level/subject being taught

Current Class Roster with appropriate test data

Access to a copy of current School Improvement Plan

Lesson plan expectations

Various referral forms/procedures (office, guidance, discipline)

Student handbook

E-mail address

PowerSchool Log-in Information 

Process and/or schedule of district courier service (DPS office mail)

Beginning Teacher Coordinator- (Name & Location)

Mentor/Buddy- (Name & Location)   





This is to verify the above listed materials and/or information has been discussed with the beginning teacher at my school.


              Beginning Teacher’s Signature / Date


     Mentor/Buddy Teacher’s Signature / Date


             Administrator’s Signature / Date

NOTE:  A signed copy of this form should be returned to __________ to be placed in the beginning teacher’s file.

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