Back To School!

A Checklist To Get Your Community Ready

Summer break is coming to an end and the community kiddos are getting ready to go back to school! We have compiled a list to help you get prepared for the coming school year.



  • Get the school supply list for your kids and take them school supply shopping, this is always a fun way to get in the mindset that school is coming!!
  • Start easing into early bedtimes and waking up at the right time to get ready for school, this will make the mornings easier for all.
  • Make a family calendar, write down every days activities and schedules.
  • Be sure that the family knows the bus schedule and the bus stop, this will ease the bus riding anxiety.
  • Reinforce the buddy system with your kids! Always walk with a buddy never alone.
  • Check-in with your neighbors and community association to be certain the neighborhood watch system is ready for the busy year!
  • Have an emergency plan with you child. having a plan for at home and school will eliminate the unknowns for the unforeseen emergencies.


Building emergency plans shouldn’t be hard work! Here are a few items to help build a successful emergency kit:

  • Make sure your child knows the name, address & phone numbers of parents or guardians (this is key!)
  • Keep a list of the child’s allergies, medical conditions and immunizations.
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks such as a granola or breakfast type bar and other non-perishable items.
  • Glow stick or small flashlight
  • Whistle
  • Clean wipes


These are just a few steps to take when getting your house prepared for the back to school chaos.

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