Summer is in full swing, but before you know it, it will be time for back to school. A new school year for students means meeting new teachers, catching up with old friends, getting to know new friends, new course work, and much more. All of these things can make children nervous and anxious and parents really stressed.
At the Osceola County Catholic Schools, we have been preparing for the new school year all summer long. Our classrooms have been painted and refreshed, new banners and posters hung, rooms reorganized, and our staff is eager to welcome everyone again. We are continuously raising the bar to provide our students with the best safe, secure and caring learning environment.
We know that it can be hard to go back to school after having fun during the summer. Therefore, we want to offer these five tips to parents, as they get ready for a new school year. Follow these tips to make the first day of school a true success!
- Get back into a routine. Summer offers a lot of time off and at times unstructured days/nights. Getting back into your morning, afternoon and afterschool routine can be tough for students as well as parents. However, understanding the way the day will flow, will ease any anxiety and help you and your child(ren) get ready for a new school year.
- Make sure you have your children’s school supply list. Feeling that you have the whole back to school process under control is easy by printing the supply list for your child’s upcoming grade. This will avoid buying unnecessary supplies, saving you time and money in the process.
- Purchase a school calendar. School activities and important events can be easily missed with our busy work/life schedules. However, having a school calendar in plain sight and marked with your child’s important dates, will assure that you don’t miss anything. You will show your child(ren) how important is for you that you are part of their school community.
- Whether your family is new or returning to the school community, make an effort to go to the Open House. This will not only give your child the opportunity to meet his/her peers, but also you the chance to get to know his/her teachers better.
- Learn about extracurricular options. Most schools offer an after care, extracurricular activities or sports. Get your child(ren) excited about going back to school by understanding what kind of after school activities he/she can be part of. Our schools offer many options to get active and involved right on school grounds.
Osceola County Catholic Schools want to wish you and your family a blessed and fun rest of your summer and a successful back to school.
Osceola Catholic Schools welcomes two new leaders to our schools this academic year. Fr. Jorge Torres was named pastor of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and School earlier this summer. Previously, he served as Director of the Vocations Office in the Diocese of Orlando. Also new to our schools is Mr. Nick Pavgouzas, principal at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in St. Cloud. Before joining the STA staff, he served as Assistant Principal at the Sanford Middle School and has his Master in Educational Leadership and Administration from UCF. Welcome!