Head to the District Website First
New to these schools? You’ll love how intuitive the St. Tammany Parish Public School’s website is!
This excellent resource has the answers to just about every question that may be on your mind as the new school year begins. You’ll find helpful links regarding bus transportation, lunch schedules, and a complete school calendar.
There’s even a School Directory with all the bell times listed. You’ll definitely want to check out this resource as some schools in the district start much later than others.
More of an app kind of a person? Download the St. Tammany Public Schools app to keep track of your school on the go.
Make a Bonding a Breeze
Whether your child is new to the district or has attended the same school for years, he or she likely feels some apprehension about meeting a new teacher. This mix of nerves and excitement is completely normal and to be expected.
A strong connection with their teachers helps children feel secure and confident at school. During the first few weeks of school, your child and his or her teacher will be getting to know each other.
Strengthen the bond by referring to your child’s teacher frequently at home with positive remarks. This sense of familiarity will go a long way to making your child feel comfortable and getting the year off to a great start.
Connect with Other Families
Having friendships in and outside the classroom is vital to your child’s academic and personal success. If you’re new to your school, take advantage of get-togethers and school events to connect with other families.
You’ll likely find at least a few families in your neighborhood whose children attend the same school. Set up playdates, offer to carpool, and hold study sessions.
Another trick is to let the kids ride the bus at least a few days a week if possible; your little one will soon fill you in on which house belongs to which child. The more familiar faces your children see at school, the more comfortable they’ll feel!
Say Goodbye the Right Way
For many children, the end of summer means less face-to-face time with mom and dad. It can difficult to transition from spending lots of time with their parents to spending more time at school.
Morning goodbyes are often the most troublesome. Your child may feel anxious and unsure about leaving you. You may also feel the same way.
The best way to overcome these very normal challenges is to set up a routine.
Breakfast together, a goodbye phrase, or a special handshake are all easy ways to start the day off right!
There are different ways to stay up-to-date on what’s going in your child’s life at school. You may enjoy going to PTA events and volunteering in the classroom. Or perhaps you prefer to assist your child with homework and projects.
The key is to stay present and current. Check in with your child daily, review classroom newsletters, and make an effort to review concepts at home.
When children see their parents involved in their school lives, it reinforces the idea that learning is fun and valuable.
A Word On Recent Flooding
A district-wide fundraiser was started to help flood victims in St. Tammany Parish and across the state.
Students, employees, and families are all invited to contribute through donations.
The district is also collecting new school supplies, gift cards, and cash donations on August 19th at all schools and offices. All students and employees who donate earn a Jeans Day for Friday!
The school buses are currently traveling their current routes; however in the case that students are not able to make it to school, excused absences will be granted. Parents should feel free to contact the district’s Transportation Hotline at 985-898- 3373.
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