Help your student establish routines with
regular times for waking up and going to bed each night. Suggestions include
turning off electronic devices at least an hour before bedtime and making
schedule adjustments at least 1 to 2 weeks prior to the start of school.
Promote wellness and safety with after
school walks, healthy meals and snacks, and mindfulness activities. For
examples, please visit: https://www.parents.com/fun/activities/5-mindfulness-activities-you-can-do-as-a-family/ .
with your child and keep the lines of communication open. For example, ask
questions like “What’s something you liked about school today?” “What’s one
thing you would like to do differently tomorrow?”
attention to verbal and non-verbal body cues, emotion, and behavior. Examples
include a change in the tone or voice pitch, arms folded in front of the body,
bursts of anger, or excessive sleeping. Ask your child’s physician or school
counselor for resources and suggestions.
sure your child knows their address and important phone numbers. Use this
sample Family Communication Plan template as an example: https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/readywrigley/documents/15_259306-A_Family_Communication_Plan_EN_fillable.pdf .
with your child’s school often by ensuring your phone number, email address,
and emergency contacts are up to date. Be sure to secure a PowerSchool Parent
Access account from your child’s school for access to class schedules and
your child stay organized and remember important tasks with a notebook,
calendar reminders, or apps like COZI or MyHomework.
Students in every
grade level benefit when parents remain involved. PTA, parent nights, information sessions,
and more are available to assist you and your student in having a positive