A classic and fan favorite! In the cafeteria or auditorium, each grade level sets up a table to meet and greet their upcoming students and families.
The tables can be decorated and small gifts such as pencils or snacks can be passed out. This is a great way for teachers to make a great first impression and for students to be less inclined to get those first day of school jitters.
You can even make this an opportunity to give students points. They can receive them for attending and meeting the most staff.