Watauga High School “Freshmen Orientation” will be Thursday, August 13th, so please mark the date on your calendars!

In order to accommodate smaller groups of people in spaces throughout the day, please plan to come at your scheduled time based on the student’s last name.

8:30-9:30 a.m.
A - Carr
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Carroll - E
10:30-11:30 a.m.
F - H
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
I - Miller
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Millsaps - Ray
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Reece - T
3:00-4:00 p.m.
U - Z
+ New Students (Grades 10-12)

"Freshmen Orientation” will include:
Chromebook pick-up
Distribution of schedules and packets
Information stations for Bus Transportation, Child Nutrition, and Driver Education
Time to walk around and find classes/meet teachers
Tours will be available if needed/requested.

Enclosed is the Chromebook paperwork that will need to be filled out prior to August 13th. It is very important that you bring the following with you to Orientation:
Completed paperwork (with all highlighted portions filled out)
Chromebook sleeve (which students received at the start of 8th grade if they attended a public school in Watauga County) OR a backpack
$35 ~ which covers general school and Chromebook fees
Checks can be made payable to Watauga High School.
You can visit our school website for an online payment option.
Fee waivers will be available if needed.

School Supply List: We do not have a school supply list for the high school since there are so many different classes and teachers. Your child should just plan to bring the "basics" on the first day (paper/pencil/notebook) of school and anything that helps him/her stay organized (i.e., highlighters, etc.) ~ and then each of the teachers will let the students know if there is anything specific that will be needed for their classes.


Your health and safety is our top concern, so please be aware of the following:
We are asking that only parents/guardians come with their freshmen to Orientation.
Everyone must wear a cloth mask at all times.
Temperature scans will be done prior to anyone entering the school.
All social distancing guidelines will apply.


The Watauga High School webpage will have a link with additional information about “Freshmen Orientation.” If you have any specific questions, you may contact Leigh Lyall (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Dr. Susan Mochen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).