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!

  • Some Schools Are Changing Their Bell Schedules Due To A Lack Of Bus Drivers

    Some CCSD families prepare for earlier start time due to bus driver shortage, experts share a warning

    Several Clark County schools are preparing for big changes to their bell schedules this upcoming school year, and with one week until classes start, experts encourage parents to get their students acclimated now to their new sleep schedule. However, experts share a stern warning with district leaders that sleep deprivation is possible with a 7 a.m.

  • Make Sure You're Up To "Speed" When It Comes To School Zones and Traffic Safety

  • There is a COVID-19 Hotline In Case Your Child Contracts The Virus

    Clark County School District

    Clark County School District, the nation's fifth-largest school district.

  • School Faculty Must Complete An Online Check-In That Monitors Their Daily Symptoms

    CCSD updates its COVID-19 protocols for the upcoming school year

    The first day of school is just 25 days out and CCSD is gearing up for another year of class during another COVID surge.

  • There's No Mandatory Mask Mandate, But You Can Still Wear One

    Mask on school chair

    [sengchoy] via Getty Images

  • Clark County School District Beefs Up Security Measures

    CCSD focuses on school safety

    Clark County School District (CCSD) leaders highlighted a number of security enhancements being added to District campuses for the 2022-23 school year. Click here to watch a school safety video from CCSD's Police Department on tips heading back to the school year.

  • Back-To-School Assistance Is Still Available

    If you need help with purchasing school supplies or other family-service assistance, click the link below.

    The Salvation Army Family Services

    Because of the generosity of our commmunity, we are grateful to offer assistance and case management to low-income individuals and families in need.

  • CCSD Will Offer Free Or Reduced Lunch To Students

    https://www.ccsd.net/departments/food-service/free-reduced-meal-program

  • COX is offering low-cost internet option for children in K-12

    Cox Connect2Compete | Affordable Home Internet

    Connect2Compete is an affordable home internet service for eligible families. Learn more about the program and eligibility requirements here.

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