Summer flew by, didn’t it? In Beverly Hills it’s back to packing lunches, checking backpacks for homework assignments, and shuttling kids to practice after school. Where does the time go?
If you’re like me back-to-school preparations, take place the weekend after the first day of school so we don’t find ourselves having to go back to the store for a protractor or a ream of printer pager.
Here is a handy checklist for the to help Beverly Hills area parents prepare for the upcoming school year
Go Through Your Closets
Before you run out and buy new notebooks, look through your child’s old school supplies for ones that can be recycled for this year. You would be surprised how repurposing a lightly used spiral notebook or sharpening a few pencils can add up to significant savings overtime.
Get Dates on Your Calendar Now
You don’t want to miss back-to-school night, teacher conferences or even the first day of school. Mark the important dates on your calendar immediately. Here’s a handy guide for Beverly Hills Unified:
Prepare for Early Wakeups
Bedtimes often slide back during the summer, but don’t let that habit continue because it still feels like summer. Start putting your kids to bed early, even on the weekends or until a good pattern is set.
Bookmark Relevant Websites
Are your kids attending new schools this year? Make sure you have their schools’ websites and social media pages bookmarked for quick reference. Here are a few helpful websites for Beverly Hills:
RSS News Feed: http://www.bhusd.org/apps/news/news_rss.jsp
Collect the Forms
Your kids will be bringing home lots of forms from school, whether they include doctor’s permissions for sports to basic information their teachers need for the first day. Make a file folder for children, and train them to put their important papers there as soon as they get home from school.
Schedule Doctor and Dentist Visits
Make sure to get your kids’ medical needs taken care of before school starts. Schedule physicals and bi-annual teeth cleanings in the days you have left. If you follow these tips, going back to school will be a breeze for you and your kids.
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