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Four ways you can start preparing for Monday, August 12!

School is ONE WEEK away! Here's how to prepare NOW!

August 05, 2019 - Student Success

School starts in just ONE WEEK! It’s time to get excited for the new year and all its possibilities.

It’s also time to get prepared.

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Many families are a little more relaxed when it comes to schedules and bed times during the summer months—but with school just 7 days away, the time is NOW to start getting back in the swing of things.

Here are a few tips from about preparing for that first day back to school.

  • Get back into your sleep routine – Admit it, your child has been staying up a solid hour or two past their school year bedtime. It’s okay, but it’s time to get back in the groove. You cannot wait until Sunday night to do this! Start now. Move their bedtime up about 15 minutes every night and they’ll be ready for that early wake-up call on the first day of school.
  • Turn off the television and video games – For a lot of kids, the lazy days of summer include vegging out in front of the television for hours. Well, in one week, that will be a thing of the past! This week, start limiting their screen time, so sitting in class for 6 hours won’t be so jarring on the first day of school.
  • Set up a homework station – NOTHING is going to get your kids excited about homework—but setting up a neat, organized space for them to do homework may help. Do this together. Find a place in your home that is quiet and JUST for homework. This will help your student mentally prepare for the studying that lies ahead.
  • Get organized for the first day – Find that first day of school outfit, shoes, accessories. Get the backpack and pencil case packed and ready to head out the door. This will save you a lot of stress and time on the first day of school.

Remember, on the first day of school you’ll most likely want to be ready even EARLIER than normal. There are the first day of school pictures that must be taken and many parents like to walk their younger students to class. Parking at schools will be a nightmare and it often takes schools a few days to get carline organized.

Good luck and we can’t wait to see everyone back in JUST ONE WEEK!

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