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Steps for a Successful Start to the School Year

Summer has come to an end and school is just beginning! Here are some ways you can be prepared, and have a successful start to the new year.

Set a school routine

Practice going to bed early and waking up on time for school during the last few weeks before school starts. This will help your body get into the rhythm of the new school year.

On Sunday, plan your outfits for the week

Chances are that your laundry is done on the weekend. Once all your clothes are clean, plan your outfits for each day of the week. Be sure to check the weather so you don’t get too hot or too cold!

Pack your lunch box the night before

If you are in charge of packing your own lunch, pack it the night before! This will save time in the morning.

Put your backpack by the door

Before you go to bed every night, put all your homework, pencils and folders into your backpack and place it by the door. This will ensure that you aren’t scrambling to find your math homework in the morning. Placing it by the door reminds you to grab your bag as you head out the door for school.

Bring extra school supplies

Be sure to pack a few extra pencils and an extra notebook so you’ll have extras if you lose yours. It also gives you the chance to share with others and make some new friends.

Featured in: September/October 2022


Makena Horton

North Pacific Union assistant communication director and Gleaner managing editor