Your Back-to-School Checklist

The first day of school is almost here; are you prepared? Check out this back-to-school checklist to start the school year off right.

August 15, 2017 | HF Healthy Living Team

Your child or teen will soon be ready to go back to school, and we’re here to help. Take a look at our back-to-school checklist below to make sure your child has everything that’s necessary to make the transition as stress-free and simple as possible.

Stock Up on School Supplies

Backpack with Books with Supplies
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Make sure your child or teen has all the necessary supplies for class. Depending on whether they’re starting elementary, middle, or high school, their requirements will be different. See if you missed anything below. Remember to shop for essentials first.

  • Notebooks
  • Pens/pencils
  • Backpack
  • Lunch box
  • School outfits (Try to get to the store on a weeknight before the summer ends to beat the weekend crowds)
  • Necessary books

Make the Necessary Arrangements

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A few weeks before school starts could be a great time to get your kids used to the school routine, so that they aren’t overwhelmed by it. Below are a few things you can do to make sure the morning goes well when the alarm goes off for the first day of school.

  • Make after-school arrangements ahead of time
  • Make sure your child has the means to get to school if you can’t take him or her
  • Start getting your child used to waking up at the same time each morning (this will help them get enough sleep to succeed in school)
  • Read to your child before bed or encourage reading (this will help them sleep sooner)
  • Take care of yourself so you can help your child the best you can (get enough sleep, get the right nutrients, and exercise with the kids)

Prep the Week Before

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Make sure you don’t forget to head to the grocery store, and get ready the week before with these tips.

Looking to do more? Check out more back-to-school tips to get ahead this school year.


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