How To Make Back-To-School Easy

It’s that time again! Less than two weeks until school starts! Are you suddenly panicking? Have you gone back-to-school shopping? Do you know the dates, times, and locations of the back-to-school events for your school? Do you have a back-to-school schedule? Take a moment to breathe because we have a few tips to help ease that back-to-school transition!

1. Take advantage of tax-free weekend: You’re in luck! Your school shopping procrastination just saved you money! This weekend is tax-free school shopping weekend in the state of Florida! Check out this guide to tax-free shopping from Florida Today.

2. Check your school’s website, emails, and/or call their front office to find out important back to school event dates:  Look for dates and times of orientations, back-to-school parent information sessions, and fun back-to-school family events, and don’t forget those sports tryouts that may be scheduled before the first day of school.

3. Check your school’s website and/or front office to ensure you have submitted everything your student needs to begin school in the Fall: Immunizations, bus registration, lunch orders, membership in the parent association, etc.

4. Think about and prepare a back-to-school schedule:  Establish mealtimes, bedtimes, and alarm times. Plan hearty breakfasts in the morning and the extracurricular activities pickup schedule for the afternoon. Ensure your child knows his/her responsibilities – get dressed, pack lunch, prepare school supplies, etc. Check out this cute morning routine checklist for kids on Pinterest.

5. Stay calm and positive because it’s going to be a great year!

Important HTEA Back-to-School Events:

Upper School Orientation
Monday, August 11 – 9:00 AM:  9th and 10th Grade
Monday, August 11 – 11:00 AM:  11th and 12th Grade
Tuesday, August 12 – 8:30 AM:  7th Grade
Tuesday, August 12 – 11:00 AM:  8th Grade

Lower School Parent Sharing Conferences
Monday, August 11 and Tuesday, August 12 for K-6
Thursday, August 14 for Preschool and Prekindergarten
Schedule yours today:  – event code 42F5Q

K-12 First Day of School: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lower School Boo-Hoo/Woo-Hoo Coffee
Wednesday, August 13 7:30am-9:00am

Lower School Family Picnic
Saturday, August 16 11:00am-1:00pm in the Cub Cafe

First Day for 5-Day Preschool/Pre-K: Monday, August 18
First Day for 3-Day Preschool: Tuesday, August 19

Back to School Night
Lower School – Thursday, August 21, 6:00pm
Senior High – Thursday, August 28, 6:30 pm
Junior High – Wednesday, September 3, 6:30 pm

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