Back to School
Use this back-to-school guide to make sure you're ready when the big day arrives. After all, there's a lot to accomplish before school begins! If you start early, you can easily tackle this list in just a few weeks, and the payoff will be a much easier back-to-school season for your entire family.
Have a Fashion Show
Before you go shopping for new clothes, have each child try on the clothes they haven't worn since last year. As you find items that no longet fit, set them aside to bring to a consignment shop or donate them to charity. If you find that you need to purchase a few items, pay attention to the back-to-school sales and use coupons to help you save money.
Fill Out Any Necessary Medical Forms
If you need to have forms signed by your child's pediatriciam, send them to your doctor's office as soon as possible. Also, if you child has a food allergy, contact your child's teacher before the school year begins to discuss any necessary precaustions.
Purchase School Supplies
You can get a list of the specific school supplies your child will need from the school secretary or teacher. Items you’ll need to pick up may include backpacks, binders, and planners/organizers, in addition to the regular assortment of pencils, crayons, glue, and scissors.
Confirm Your Babysitting Arrangements
Double check that your babysitter knows what day school starts, and understands when you’ll need him or her to be available. In addition, take the time to confirm his or her pay rate and your planned payment schedule.
Consider Purchasing Alarm Clocks for the Kids
If your kids are extremely reluctant to get up in the morning, consider using an alarm clock with gradually increasing sound, or use a timer to make their bedside lamp turn on just before you want them to wake up.
Plan Your Lunches
First, you'll need to decide whether you need to purchase new lunchboxes. If you do, make sure you look for one that says lead-free on the label. Some vinyl lunchboxes give off a lead residue, which you don't want near your kids' food! Also, begin to plan what you'll include in your kid's lunches, and stock up on extra lunchbox staples, like fruit cups and granola bars, when you see them on sale.
Organize Your Closets
This can help to get everyone out the door a little faster in the morning. If you’re gotten behind in doing the laundry, or you have a lot of ironing to do, take some time to complete this task before school begins. Also, consider purchasing a wrinkle-release spray for the kids’ clothes, which may not really need to be ironed on a regular basis.
Update Your Calendar
Your calendar is a great tool for staying organized and managing the kids’ busy schedules. Take the time to add school-related items to your calendar, like half-days and holidays. Also, fill in your kids’ regular activities, like soccer practice, ballet, or karate. Get into the habit of looking at your calendar each evening to be sure you know what is coming up the next day.
Create a System for Organizing and Storing Papers
On the first day of school, your kids will probably come home with 5-10 papers for you to sign. You’ll want to have a space in your home where your kids can regularly leave the paperwork that requires your signature. You’ll also want to have one spot where you can keep information on hand that you’ll need frequently, like the school lunch menu and calendar.
Gradually Move the Kids' Bedtimes Up
You'll want to be sure your kids are getting plenty of sleep when school starts. If your kids have been staying up extra late this summer, you want to gradually move their bedtimes up by about fifteen minutes a night. This will make bedtimes easier on you when school begins, and it will help relieve the back-to-school jitters and insomnia.
Borrego Pass School - Ongoing Enrollment
Enrollment is being accepted for school year 2011-2012. Kindergarten through 8th Grade. New enrollment documents: Social Security, Birth Certificate, Certificate of Indian Blood, Transcript from prior school, Up to date Immunization record.
**First Day of School is August 6th.
Breadsprings Day School - Kindergarten Recruitment / Returning Students
Parents are welcome to come in this week to met teachers and register their children for school. Students entering Kindergarten nees to be five years old by 12/31/12 and have their Birth Certificate, CIB, SSCard, and Immunization.
Canyon De Chelly School - Student Enrollment
Parents come to the office as soon as poissible to enroll or update.
Cove Day School - Student Enrollment
Residents of Cove, AZ, please support your local school by enrolling your child(ren) and grandchildren at Cove Day School.
Coyote Canyon Chapter Residents
The last day to turn in scholarship applications for Fall 2012 is July 31st, and the last day to turn in any late documents is 8/31.
Crownpoint Middle School - Registration/Welcome Back
Call CMS Front Office for more information at 505.786.5663
Ganado Unified School District - Student Registration
Parents please bring all important documents to register your child. Birth Certificates, Social Security Cards, CIB, Immunization Records, and Withdrawal Form (if transfer student). Questions? Call 928.755.1000
Holbrook School District - 2012-13 Registration
Registration is on-going. If you have preregistered please stop by to update and verify all information, especially your current contact number. All Kindergarten students should bring their current immunization record. School Begins August 1st at 8A.
Mariano Lake Community School - School Starts August 3, 2012
Enrollment is on-going for School Year 2012/13, Monday - Friday from 8A to 4P. Bring important documents: Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Immunization Records, Last Report Card, Testing Information, Resource Information, if applicable. Call the school for more information at 505.786.5265/5219.
Monument Valley High School - Parent Night
Tuesday, July 31 at the High School SAC Auditorium. Parents of all MVHS Students are encourages to attend. Agenda: New Graduation Requirements, Student Attendance & Punctuality, Response to Intervention, Scholarships. Questions & Answers.
Na'Neelzhiin Ji Olta - Re-enrollment Drive 8/06
School begins August 20th. Re-register you child(ren) K-8th/ We will be serving refreshments and lots of door prizes for parents.
Navajo Prep - Back to School
Orientation starts Sunday, August 5 at 10 am, and goes through Wednesday at 1:00 pm, August 8. Attendance is required and letters have been mailed out to the addresses that you provided on your application. If you have any questions, please call the Dean of Instruction's office at 505-326-6571.
**SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY, AUGUST 13.
visit www.navajoprep.com for more details.
Navajo Technical College/Teec Nos Pos Site: Open Registration
Fall Semester, classes start on Aug 20th. For more information call 928.656.3600
Newcomb Middle School - School Registration
August 8-12th from 8a-3:30P. More information call 505.696.3434
**First Day of School is August 15th
Pueblo Pintado Community School - Friday, August 10th is the 1st Day of School
Children come to school with your parent(s) for orientation and to meetr their teacher. Breakfast and Lunch will be served. Pre-enrollment is open for returning and new students. Need the following documents for NEW Students: Certificate of Indian Blood, Immunization Records, Birthcertificate, Medicaid/Insurance, and Income Verification. Dorms open Sunday afternoon. For more information call 505.655.3341
**For Students: K-12, July 30th and August 16th form 9a to 3p, the Pueblo Pintado Clinic will have Student Physical Examinations. To make an appointment call (950)655-3501
Red Mesa Unified School District #27 - Registration / Enrollment
1. Beginning with the 2012-13 school year all Red Mesa Schools with be on a 4 day schedule. Classes will be Monday through Friday.
2. Registration/Enrollment: You will need Updated Immunization, Certificate of Indian Blood, Birth Certificate, Transcript/Promotion Certificate, Parents' Verification of Income, Social Security Card, Guardianship papers (for student not living with parents).
**School Starts Monday, August 13th, 2012.
Sanders Unified School District - Enrollment & 1st Day of School
Registrtaion starts on July 16th. The first day of school is August 6th.
Shonto Preparatory K-8 School - Student Registration
for New, Transfer & Returning Students now in process. Visit www.shontoprep.org or call 928.672.3530 for more information.
St. Michaels Indian School -
Kindergarten, 3rd - 6th, and High School. Call 871-4443 HS / 871-4636 Elem. www.smis1902.org. Scholarships Available. 1st Day of School is August 20th.
Tohatchi Mid School - 6th Grade Jump Start on Aug. 10 from 8a-12p
1. TMS is now open for enrollment, open daily from 7:30a-4p, Monday - Friday. Registration packets are ready now. Call the office, should you have questions, 505.733.2555
2. Yellow Jackets Basketball Camp by the Univ. of Ohio Basketball Team. July 30 - Aug 03 at the High School Gym. For more info call Adrian at 505.879.6899
Tse Yi Gai High School - Student Registration
First Day of School is August 13th/ Pick up your student registration packet(s) at the high school. Office Hours 8A-4P.
Window Rock Unified School District #08 -
Parents get a head start on enrolling/re-enrolling your child. Please provide each students' Birth Certificate, CIB, Immunization Record, Transcript/Withdrawl Form with grades. FREE Meals for every child during the school year regardless of income, applications must be completed.
**First Day of School is Monday, August 6th.
Wingate High School - Registration
Registration is now open M-F, 8a-3p. For more information call 505.488.6407/6400 www.whd.bie.edu
If you do not see your school listed please fax your school announcement information
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