Five 'Must-Dos' for Going Back to School


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In August, many children will begin or return to school after their summer break. Here are some tips to make the transition easier:

  • Establish or re-establish routines, such as a regular bedtime and wake-up time in the morning.
  • Set up your “back to school zone,” where backpacks will be stored and lunches will be picked up in the morning.
  • Set aside a place to do homework and a regular time to complete it each evening.
  • Plan ahead for sick days and school holidays so you know what your child care arrangements will be.
  • Be sure to attend your children’s schools’ orientations and meet their teachers. Learning is a partnership between schools and the families they serve, so do your part and get involved.

For more tips visit (search for “back to school tips”).

Katherine Kopp is a freelance writer and editor in Chapel Hill.

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