Seitz Elementary is striving to help students who enroll mid-year experience a smooth transition by offering New Dragons’ Lunch Bunch every two weeks. The program, which started in 2016-2017, is designed to help students meet friendly faces and feel more at home at Seitz Elementary. New students receive a hand-delivered invitation on the day of New Dragons’ Lunch Bunch. During lunchtime, students have the opportunity to meet other students from their grade as well as the hosts of NDLB, Haley Ramirez, School Counselor, and Jamie Guelker, Military and Family Life Counselor. This is an opportunity to get connected with supportive people in the building and learn about Seitz Elementary in a fun, informal environment.
With approximately 60% of the USD 475 student population being related to the military, schools like Seitz Elementary take great stride to help students feel welcomed through a smooth transition into the district.