Back to School!
It's August, which means that Back to School mentality is in full swing. Depending on where you live in the country, school might be starting in a matter of days. And regardless of where you live, it'll be here before you know it. My oldest is starting Kindergarten, so this is the year that I officially get to start to experience what Back to School is all about.
I guess now is a good time to stop ignoring that huge stack of papers that has been coming in the mail all summer. Oh, you mean I have to READ this stuff?
In some conversations with other local moms, the first things I realized that I needed to do was get my calendar in order. There's the first day of school, but also a new student orientation, and a practice bus ride, and a family picnic. Dates started swimming around in my head faster than I could keep track of them.
So out came the highlighter to make some sense of what kind of info was hidden within the stack of papers. Then the dates went onto the master calendar (at least through December). I'm feeling better already.
I'll be 100% honest, I don't really have a set system in place yet for how to handle all things school related, so this will be a year of trial and error, and I'll be sure to share with you what works and what doesn't work along the way.
Things to think about if you're late to the BTS party:
-Is your child registered? It's not too late to register if it has somehow slipped your mind, or you've recently moved, or need to switch schools for a child care related reason.
-Is your child's health info up to date? Our school requires a physical and a dental examination....but they usually give you a few months to get all of the paperwork in, so schedule those appointments now if you haven't already!
-Do you have a child care system in place for before school, after school, and random days off such as conferences, teacher in services and holidays? Check out your school's complete calendar to get a sense of how many days you will need to make arrangements for...in our school district, it's a ton!
Alright veteran moms, tips and tricks for keeping it all together as the school year approaches? Share here!