If you are anything like us, you’re soaking up these last days of summer with your kids, and preparing for fall and the inevitable - back to school! Now is the perfect time to start making a list and checking it twice, so you send your kids back prepared and ready to learn.
Our team at I Love OC Homes has put together our pro tips for back to school in our local neighborhoods of Orange County.
First day of school:
● Huntington Beach Union High School District - August 28
● Huntington Beach City School District - September 5
● Los Alamitos Unified School District (all schools except Weaver) - August 7
First things first; If you’re new to the school, visiting the school before the first day will ensure a smooth start to the year. This will help your kids feel comfortable and familiar when they go back. It will also give parents a nice lay of the land. Additionally, this is a good time to cover safety measures with your family for pick up, drop off, etc. Have a plan in place before the first day, so there are no surprises when the bell rings.
Back to school night is the perfect time to introduce yourself to your kids’ teachers, and if you can’t make it in, sending an email or connecting via phone is a good way to start that relationship for the school year. This will come in handy when you need to check in on tasks or communicate when your child may be out.
One of the most important things for fall is getting everyone to bed on time. While summer may understandably be a free for all, try incorporating the school schedule the week before your kids go back, so it’s not as hard on the first day. Routines are everything!
Making healthy meals is also a key ingredient to mastering back to school. Concentrating in the classroom is much easier on a full stomach, and studies show kids who eat balanced and healthy meals perform better in school.
If you just moved to Orange County or it’s your child’s first year at one of the local schools, feel free to give me (Tim De Shazer) a call at 562- 881-8252 with any questions you may have!