Back to School Tips


    This resoures is from the  American Academy of Pediatrics.


    1. If your child seems nervous, remind your child that there are probably a lot of students who are uneasy about the first day of school. this may be at any age. Teachers know that students are nervous and wil make an extra effort to make sure everyone feels as comfortable as possible.
    2. Point out the positive aspects of starting school to create positive anticipation about the first day of class. 
    3. It is a new school for all the children this year, attend any available orientations and take an opportunity to tour the school before the first day. 
    4. If you feel it is need, we encourage you to drive or wald your child to school.



    1. Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back.
    2. Pack light. Organize the backpack to use all of its compartments. 
    3. Always use both shoulder straps. Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muschles.



    1. Children should always board and exit the bus at locations that provide safe access to th bus.
    2. Remind your child to wait for the bus to stop before approaching it from the curb.
    3. Make sure your child walks where she can see the bus driver.
    4. Your child should not move around on the bus. 



    1. Always wear a bicycle helmet, no matter how short or long the ride.
    2. Ride on the right, in the same direction as auto traffic and ride in bike lanes if they are present.
    3. Use appropriate hand signals.
    4. Respect traffic lights and stop signs
    5. Know the "rules of the road".


Last Modified on August 13, 2016