Back-to-School Tips

Though back-to-school season looks a little different this year, it’s still one of the best times of the year. 

Establishing a Sleep Schedule

Head back to school energized and focus with the help of a regimented sleep schedule. If your student has been pulling long hours soaking up the summer sun, start to slowly transition their bedtime to ensure they get their needed rest. Pro tip: Set your alarm clock a little earlier each day to help adjust for the return to school. 


Daily Routine

Now that you have established a sleep schedule, you can figure out a morning routine to prepare students for the day ahead. Determine what will be worn, what supplies will be needed, meal preparation, etc. When in doubt, create a checklist to help guide you through the day. 


Create a Workspace Whether your student will be e-learning or in-person, an organized workspace can help keep them stay focused and engaged. Provide them with the necessary supplies to help conquer their day! 


Meal Preparation 

Start the school year off with some great habits. From breakfast to dinner and every snack in between, try to plan out meals in advance to save time throughout the week. Here are some family-fun recipes that are great for the new school year! 


CDC’s Back to School Planning: Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers

For many families, back to school planning will look different this year than it has in previous years. These checklists are intended to help parents, guardians, and caregivers, plan and prepare for the upcoming school year. Read the checklists here