Devin Anderson (right) looks at the t-shirt that school social worker Shane Erickson presented to him Thursday morning during Denfeld High School's "flopped" ninth grade orientation. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Devin Anderson (right) looks at the t-shirt that school social worker Shane Erickson presented to him Thursday morning during Denfeld High School's "flopped" ninth grade orientation. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Principal Tom Tusken prepares a yard sign with school social worker Shane Erickson Thursday morning during Denfeld High School's "flopped" ninth grade orientation. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Principal Tom Tusken prepares a yard sign with school social worker Shane Erickson Thursday morning during Denfeld High School's "flopped" ninth grade orientation. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Principal Tom Tusken (left) and school social worker Shane Erickson greet Kaitlyn Johnson Thursday morning during Denfeld High School's "flopped" ninth grade orientation. About 30 staff members volunteered to split up in teams and to go out and welcome the incoming class of 2024 in person. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Principal Tom Tusken (left) and school social worker Shane Erickson greet Kaitlyn Johnson Thursday morning during Denfeld High School's "flopped" ninth grade orientation. About 30 staff members volunteered to split up in teams and to go out and welcome the incoming class of 2024 in person. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

School social worker Shane Erickson (right) talks to Kaitlyn Johnson on Thrusday morning during Denfeld High School's "flopped" ninth grade orientation.  (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
School social worker Shane Erickson (right) talks to Kaitlyn Johnson on Thrusday morning during Denfeld High School's "flopped" ninth grade orientation. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Principal Tom Tusken and school social worker Shane Erickson talk to Alexandra LaFreniere Thursday during Denfeld High School's "flopped" ninth grade orientation. Staff members checked in with students to see if they need a Chromebook or internet hot spot. Tusken said that so far about 300 students at the school requested Chromebooks and about 75 requested internet hot spots. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Principal Tom Tusken and school social worker Shane Erickson talk to Alexandra LaFreniere Thursday during Denfeld High School's "flopped" ninth grade orientation. Staff members checked in with students to see if they need a Chromebook or internet hot spot. Tusken said that so far about 300 students at the school requested Chromebooks and about 75 requested internet hot spots. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

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School social worker Shane Erickson hands an envelope to Alexandra LaFreniere Thursday morning during Denfeld High School's "flopped" ninth grade orientation in Duluth. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
School social worker Shane Erickson hands an envelope to Alexandra LaFreniere Thursday morning during Denfeld High School's "flopped" ninth grade orientation in Duluth. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)