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Back-to-School Tips to Make Your School Year Better

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It’s almost time to go back to school – do you feel like you’re ready? Shifting from summer to the school year isn’t always easy. To make it a bit better, we’ve gone ahead and put together a list of back-to-school tips for parents.

Create a home file system. At the beginning of the school year, you will be getting a lot of paperwork from the school. Creating a file system at home will make it easier for you or your child to find the syllabus, permission slip, or reference material that’s needed at the moment.

Stock up on extra school supplies. You probably have the school supplies’ list from your children’s teacher on hand, but why not buy some extra supplies while you’re out shopping? Doing so will make sure your children are never short on poster board, index cards, or whatever else they might need, reducing the likelihood of late night moments of panic.

Keep track of your family’s schedule. Whether its sports, music lessons, or a big school project, try and keep track of your family’s schedule by using a planner. This can either be a large calendar that is posted in a common area or your own weekly one that can be carried in a purse. By writing down all the major events coming up, you will be able to get to where you need to go without too much stress.

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Back-to-School Safety Tips for Driving Parents

Back to School - McKinney, TexasDropping off your kids for class in the morning? Here are some back-to-school safety tips you should keep in mind to keep your kids—and everyone else’s—safe and sound.

  • Go Slow: School zones have slower speed limits for a reason. Make sure you obey the speed limit and follow all traffic laws while in a school zone to prevent a collision and ensure students get safely to school.
  • Watch for Pedestrians: Some children walk or ride their bikes to school. Pay attention to cross-walks and crossing guards, but there may also be some pedestrians jay-walking, so be aware of where you’re driving.
  • No Cell Phones: It may be tempting to call work to let them know you’ll be late or get some errands out of the way as you drop off your kids, but limit distractions by staying off the phone.
  • Be Mindful of the School Bus: The school bus should not be passed while it’s stopped and has its flashing red lights on, but you should also be careful of driving around and near a bus regardless of whether it’s stopping or moving.

Follow these back-to-school safety tips from us here at El Dorado Mazda to ensure your students get home and to school safely.