How is summer almost over? It feels like just yesterday the kids had their last day of school for the year! Now you have to start preparing for your kids’ first day of school and your time is quickly running out. Most people can’t wake up on their kids’ first day of school and send them off without any preparation beforehand. So our team put together a list of Toyota of North Charlotte tips to help you start preparing for the first day of school.
Have a smooth start to school
- Finish the paperwork
Make sure that you have all your kids’ paperwork put together well ahead of time. Paperwork is never anyone’s favorite thing to do, but you must do it. If you don’t have the necessary paperwork completed and your kid’s immunity verifications in order, your children may be delayed starting school until it is completed.
- Get your sleep schedule on track
Summertime sleep schedules are usually quite different than school year sleep schedules. So it’s important that you get your Kids’ sleep schedule back on track before the first day. It’s easier to ease into a sleeping schedule over a few days than just doing it overnight. This will be especially helpful if you have a young child since their sleeping habits are harder to change.
- Organize everything
Getting everything organized before school starts will help the transition from summer go much smoother. Getting a good car detailing will help make sure your kids can easily see all their school bags and not forget anything when they’re being dropped off. Buying groceries for school lunches and packing the backpack with school supplies ahead of time is a good idea! Having all of this done ahead of time will keep your stress levels low and make your process smooth on the first day.
- Find your school route
Plan your school route ahead of time and drive it beforehand. Doing this will help you know where you are supposed to drive your student or the carpool on the first day. This will decrease your chances of getting lost or taking a wrong turn on your way there. Remember that school days usually have more traffic and school zones. So you should allow ample time for these delays that are sure to occur and will add more time to your expected commute.
First day of school in the Charlotte area
Try your morning routine
Try waking your kids up and doing a practice run before the first day. This will help your kids get into their new routine. Doing this beforehand will get your student use to their new morning routine and where to go for their classes.
Get all your school supplies
Shop for your student’s school supplies early! Most school supplies fly off the shelves a few days before school starts with all the last-minute shoppers. So don’t put this off and have your student go to school unprepared! Find out what your child needs for their school and pack their backpack all the necessary supplies so they’re ready to learn this year!
We hope you and your students have a smooth first day of school!