School orientations are normally underrated by parents and students as irrelevant. But, orientation increases awareness and with that, students and parents are aware of their duties and responsibilities. They get to clarify issues that may later pose a problem.
School conflicts least likely to occur if everyone is informed. Being in an academic institution for over a decade makes me conscious of how dropped out and delinquent students come and go and how parents become disillusioned and pissed if they are unaware of their kids' performance.
Also, it has to be noted that computer programs or courses are definitely difficult to pursue. Students and parents oftentimes, take these courses as simple encoding or typing. Computer courses definitely require great deal of mental skill among other things.
So, if there are meetings or orientations, parents and/students are highly encouraged to participate.