Things To Do Before School Starts
Schools are opening in a week or so and you’re probably already purchasing school supplies to get ready. While that is of course important, there are other things to think about as well. Below are important tings to do before school starts – remember it’s right around the corner!!!
- Carry out an audit of your home office supplies
- Perform an assessment of your home office to determine what school supplies left from last year are still in good shape. Get rid of school items that are in poor state and remember to stock up on new office supplies.
- Check out the school calendar
- Review your calendar for school holidays, orientation day back-to-school night and other vacation breaks. Also, find out what extracurricular activities your child will get involved in this year. The school calendar will help you figure out what times have been left for your child to play.
- Plan for transportation
- It’s important to begin planning for the way your kids will get to and from school. Assess the transport situation to determine if you need a carpool, a school bus or any other means of transportation.
- Take your kids for an annual physical check up
- Make sure your children are up to date with their vaccinations to protect them against tetanus, diphtheria and other diseases. If your child plays sports, he or she will need an annual physical check and a cardiac screening in order for them to be fit for the activity. The annual physical check up can also be combined with a visit to children’s dentist and eye clinic.
- Check their homework (if any)
- This is the best time to check if your kids completed all the homework they were given the last term. Find out what summer reading they forgot or what projects they missed. Also, discuss with your child about their performance and expectations for the next term. If they need a tutor to help them meet those expectations, this is the time to plan for that.
- Did you move over the Summer?
- If you moved over the summer and the kids are attending a new school, check in with them and see how they are feeling about this new change. It is important that you stay connected with you children during this adjustment time.