Well, the time has finally come for Clark County School District. It’s a day filled with emotions, tears and anxiety: The first day of school in Las Vegas.
For some parents, it’s a celebratory occasion. It’s the day that marks the start of some parents gaining their freedom back.
But for others, it’s an emotional day that’s riddled with fear. And this isn’t an irrational fear.
Going to school looks gravely different amid this era of school shootings, COVID-19 and — now — monkeypoxs.
Sending our children back to school isn’t the same jubilee fanfare compared to a few years ago.
If you’re a parent who can’t shake your own first-day jitters, we have some tips to alleviate your stress.
Today.com compiled a list of tricks that can help any parent relax during the first few days of school.
The first tip is to have a conversation about first-week expectations with your child. Another tip is to “prepare kids psychologically for what the morning routine will be like.”
More tips include:
- Teach your child how to make friends fast
- Open up to your kids about your own experience during school
- Reassure your child that you love and care about them
- Transitions take time so be kind and patient to yourself
- If this is your first day alone, stay busy!
- It’s OK to cry — it really is
However, Clark County School District has spent this summer gearing up for this school year. There have been certain changes and added amenities within the district that aim to improve the wellbeing of Clark County’s school children. From increased security, free meals to even altered bell schedules, this year has changes and even some challenges for families and school faculty.
Check out the list below to see changes and information about this upcoming school year that every parent must know. We hope everyone has a safe and amazing school year!