Preparing For Back To School During A Pandemic

  1. This will be a year no one forgets. No one could have even imagined this year when they celebrated on New Year’s Eve and set goals for 2020.

 

Parents and families wouldn’t have dreamt that schools and businesses would shut down in March. They would never have thought that schools wouldn’t reopen in August or September either.

 

Regardless of your position of whether schools should be open or closed, the reality is that most kids will return to school this Fall virtually.

 

So, how do you prepare for a school year that begins from home, may stay at home, may return partially to in-person education, or may at some point return to full-time in-person school?

 

Here are a few tips to help you navigate through the uncertainty:

 

Know Your Options. Yes, you have options. You can stay enrolled in your current school and follow their guidelines. You can choose a free public online school. You can choose to pay for private online school. You can...

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Student Activities and Organization

With school, sports, music, theater, and club schedules often overlapping, the life of a student and a student’s parents or family can be a little chaotic.

When students participate in multiple activities, the schedule can be overwhelming, meal time is often on-the-go, and sleep schedules are often disrupted.

Keeping everything organized is the key to getting everyone where they need to go and keeping them healthy along the way.

Here’s a Few Tips to Help Stay on Track:

  • Get schedules early - once you receive a sports schedule or an extracurricular activity schedule, get it on the calendar to avoid double-booking events or overloading the schedule for that day or week
  • Select 1 sport per season - playing more than 1 sport per season can physically and mentally stress the body which increases the risk of injury due to fatigue and burn-out
  • Select 1 other activity per season - if your son or daughter plays a sport but has other interests, then you may need...
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