Back to School
As the start of a new school year quickly approaches, it’s important to think about the transition from the sun-drenches days of summer to the homework bound school year. Here are some ways that you can help your child, and yourself, prepare to go back to school.
1. Re-establish school routines
- Move bed-time back to an earlier time a few weeks before school starts.
- Talk about school in a positive way – point out the fun things about school.
2. Establish Expectations
- Arrange transportation to and from school and make sure that your child knows what to expect.
- Establish school day schedules (in school and after school expectations).
3. Get organized
- Fill out all school paperwork before school starts.
- Have the necessary immunization records available for easy reference.
- Update school emergency contact and health information.
- Get a school calendar and mark down important dates (back to school night, parent teacher conferences and school holidays).
- Shop for school supplies early.
4. Create an After School Plan
- Talk about any after school programs or sports that your child is involved in, the transportation home, healthy snacks and homework plan.
5. Attend Orientation and Back to School Night
- This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher(s) and ask any questions about the year and class expectations.
- Be involved in your child’s learning.
6. Prepare for Homework
- Discuss a homework routine and set a plan.