Prepare Your Student

As a parent or caregiver, your child's academic achievement depends on your role in preparing your child for school.  You can ensure your child's success in learning and life by getting involved early in your child's education.  Communication between parent and child is crucial.  Your connections to the school and his or her friends will help your child adjust to school. Here are some ideas to help prepare your child for the upcoming year.

  • Explore the district web site for information about the district and individual schools.
  • Talk to your child about school and learn about their expectations.  Ask them what they think they will like about school.
  • Purchase school clothes, crayons and pencils well before the start of school and let children be part of this experience.
  • Be aware that your attitude towards school has an impact on your child.  Children will be positive and cheerful if they see that you are that way.
Below are some sites that give helpful parenting advice and tips:

Student Transportation

Keeping your children safe is our utmost priority.  Working with you, we can continue to keep your children safe as they travel to and from school each day.  Below are some helpful reminders to keep in mind as you prepare your child for riding the bus: 

  • Talk with your child about their behavior while riding the bus.  Explain that once on the bus, they should find a seat and sit down immediately. 
  • Explain that it is important to talk quietly and not be disruptive.  Sudden yelling or movements can startle the bus driver and could cause an accident. 
  • If your child has a conflict with another child on the bus, tell them to wait until the bus has come to its destination and then report it to the bus driver.  Also have your child report the incident to his or her teacher as well.
  • While your child is waiting for the bus, stress that he or she should never push or shove other children.  Doing so could result in a child falling into the path of the oncoming bus.
  • Also, a child should never cross the street directly in front of the bus. He or she should always cross beside the bus, or walk to an approved crosswalk or street light to cross safely.
  • Review the lights and symbols on the bus so that you and your child understand that a red flashing light or stop sign means that cars need to stop at least 15 feet away both in front and behind the bus. Knowing the tips for safety can mean a safe ride for all of the children and adults involved in a bus route.