Things to do Before School Starts
Here are five back to school tips plus resources in Bucks County for getting your student back into the classroom this fall.
A website called USA.gov aims to make the United States government and its many offices more digestible for citizens. When it comes to back to school preparation, the site doesn’t let its readers down. There you can find links for national government suggestions on getting ready for the classroom.
At Patch, we focus on the local ways we can find you resources.
There are many suggestions the government has for getting prepared for the new school year, which is rapidly approaching in Bucks County, PA. In the coming weeks, students at all of the county’s 13 public school districts will return to the classroom.
The site suggests the following things to do before school starts. Here’s what to get in order locally:
1. Get your children’s check-ups and immunizations caught up.
Residents of Bucks County can check here for guidelines on immunizations by age, as well as locations for free shots.
2. Find out about financial aid
From college tuition, to a first-grader’s lunch, parents have to worry about the purse strings. Free lunch programs offered via the USDA can be helpful in this pursuit.
3. Be prepared with homework help
Students in Bucks County can turn to the county’s public library system for help with homework, as well as standardized test practice.
4. Shop for school supplies
Check your child’s school’s website if you are unsure of their classroom needs. Specialized stores like Becker's Parent Teacher Store (with locations in Levittown and Willow Grove) can be a great spot to find those unique educational supplies.
5. Plan healthful lunches
Bucks County Taste highlights several events across the county aimed at helping parents pack healthy lunches for their students.