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Tips for a Successful School Year

College & Career Readiness, Parent & Family Engagement | 08/02/2017

Alex Deiro Marketing & Communications Director

Alex is the Marketing and Communications Director for Stand Louisiana.

It seems as though the summer months fly by too fast and suddenly it’s time once again to head back to school. Backpacks are being packed and organized – probably for the first and last time all school year. Schedules are compared and every school sock has a pair, for now.

As a parent, we want to be sure that our students are going to have successful school years ahead, but the task of getting started can be daunting. Here are just a few ways you can help your student stick to success this school year:

 

  • Make a date! Check your child’s calendar to see when their school is hosting an open house or figure out a good time to meet with their teacher early in the year in order to build a good relationship. Check out some of these tips for building a great relationship with your child’s teacher this school year.
  • Write it down – the start of the school year can seem like the beginning of a marathon. Keep the chaos down by using a family calendar to mark down extra-curriculars, practices, field trips and breaks.
  • Designate a time for homework – Getting your student to tackle homework can be a chore, so set a time in the evenings for everyone to do some homework. Sit with your child and use the time to catch up on email or to read.
  • Early to bed, early to rise – The early morning wake-up call can be jolting for students who are used to summer sleep-in hours. Start getting to bed early at least a week before school starts in order to get your scholar into a healthy sleeping routine.

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It seems as though the summer months fly by too fast and suddenly it’s time once again to head back to school. Backpacks are being packed and organized – probably for the first and last time all school year. Schedules are compared and every school sock has a pair, for now. As a parent, we want to be sure that our students are going to have successful school years ahead, but the task of getting started can be daunting. Here are just a few ways you can help your student stick to success this school year.