Back to School: A Guide for Parents
Welcome Back | 2020-2021 School Year
We understand that the start to this school year is unlike any other, however we look to you as a partner in your child's education. Your support and partnership plays a vital role in the educational success of your child.
We are here to help ensure both you and your child have a smooth transition back to school during this time of remote instruction.
Tips and Tricks for Success
Preparing for Success
The uncertainties surrounding back to school are greater than ever. However, there are plenty of things you can do to ensure your child is successful. Click on the image for more information.
- Setting boundaries
- Communicating with teachers
- Getting organized
- Settling into routines
- Scheduling family time
Setting Priorities for the School Year
By consciously choosing a few top priorities for your child as they return to school, you can make sure that the most important times are still covered- while also giving yourself permission to simply, "let some things go." Click on the image for more information.
- Remember the basics
- Think of your child's needs
- Focus on skills
- Trust your instincts
Watch the video below for additional information on how to prepare your child for distance learning.
Managing Your Own Back to School Anxieties
As a parent, you have plenty of difficult decisions to make. Here are some strategies to help you keep calm, and parent on. Click the image for more information.
- Maintain social connections
- Take breaks
- Ask for help
- Be transparent about expectations
Watch the video below for additional information on ways parents can manage back to school stress.
Creating the Perfect Learning Space
- Free of distraction
- Room to move
- Comfortable working space
Watch the video below for additional information on how to create a learning space at home.
Sometimes your child just needs a break. Click on the image for a how-to video.
Praise your child for their hard work. Let them know you appreciate their efforts in the classroom. Click on the image for a how-to video.
Back to school means back to homework. Learn some tips for helping your child successfully complete their homework. Click on the image for a how-to video.
A Mindset Shift: Transform Your 2020-2021 School Year
Watch the video below to learn some ways you can foster a fun environment within your home during this period of remote instruction.