Ease Back-to-School Stress with this Readiness Checklist

back to school tips

The start of the school year is right around the corner.

Parents can ease the big change and alleviate stress by using this back-to-school readiness checklist from the pediatric and adolescent health experts at RWJBarnabas Health:

  • Fill out any forms your school has sent home, such as emergency contact and health information forms.
  • Be sure your child has up-to-date immunizations; new this school year, children 12 and over can be vaccinated for COVID-19; ask your pediatrician for more information.
  • Inform the school nurse and teachers about medical conditions your child may have, particularly food allergies, asthma, diabetes, and any other conditions that may need to be managed during the school day. And arrange with the school nurse to administer medications your child might need.
  • Let teachers know about conditions that may affect your child’s ability to learn. Children with ADHD should be seated in the front and children with vision problems should sit near the board.
  • Be sure your child has a safe backpack and knows not to overload it.

For more information, visit our COVID-19 site: rwjbh.org/covid19.

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