Brookwood 167 | BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS FOR PARENTS

TIP #1: Visit The School

  • Walk or ride the route your child will take and make note of school patrols, crossing guards and high traffic areas along the way. Talk to your kids about [NOT] talking to strangers and find out what, if any, policies your child’s school has regarding early arrivals or late pick-ups. Learn about the school’s entrance and exit policies. Then, if you can, pop in and check out what the inside of the school looks like.

Source: U.S. Department of Education

TIP #2: Introduce Yourself To Your Child’s Teacher

  • Introduce yourself to your child’s teacher and ask him or her about the preferred method of communication. (Some teachers are active on email and social media, while others prefer the phone or in-person meetings.)

Source: U.S. Department of Education

TIP #3: Make Homework A Priority

  • Make homework time a daily habit. Find a quiet and consistent place at home where your child can complete his or her homework. If your child is having difficulty with his or her homework, make an appointment with the teacher sooner rather than later.

Source: U.S. Department of Education

TIP #4: Plan To Read With Your Child Everyday

  • Make a plan to read with your child for 20 minutes every day. Your example reinforces the importance of literacy, and reading lets you and your child explore new worlds of fun and adventure together.

Source: U.S. Department of Education

TIP #5: Make Healthy Meals

  • Let’s face it – no one can concentrate when they’re hungry. Studies show that children who eat healthy, balanced breakfasts and lunches do better in school. Fix nutritious meals at home, and, if you need extra help, find out if your family qualifies for any child nutrition programs, like the National School Lunch Program.

Source: U.S. Department of Education

TIP #6: Get Everyone To Bed Ontime

  • During the summer, children aren’t always on a schedule, which is understandable. But, proper rest is essential for a healthy and productive school year. Help your kids get back on track sleep-wise by having them go to bed earlier and wake up earlier at least a week in advance of when school actually starts. For more sleep tips visit SleepOwl.

Source: U.S. Department of Education