Whether your child is in middle school or high school, classes are about to begin soon. In order to ensure a productive school year, it is good to take care of a few things before heading back. As much as your kid might not be looking forward to it, it is in his or her best interest to take care of these things.
Go to the Doctor
Your school might even mandate that your child gets checked out by a doctor before going back. This is also a good time to see what vaccinations your child needs, and California has passed laws making it mandatory for kids to have all their shots. During the summer it's also a good time to see a dentist, optometrist and anyone else so that you do not have to take your child out of class for an appointment.
As a parent, you should have some responsibility in ensuring your kids are eating right. Make sure they get a healthy breakfast before going out the door. If your children eat school lunches, then look into what exactly the school is offering to ensure it is healthy.
Kids in junior high or high school might have a lot more going on than just their classes. They may partake in sports or other extracurricular activities. Go over beneficial time management skills with your child before the school year starts. This involves checking to make sure your student has a planner or is keeping tabs of everything on his or her smart phone.
In regards to going to the doctor before the school year, it is helpful to see what your health insurance plan covers. Whether you get insurance individually or through group benefits, talk to Sackett & Associates to see what we can do for you. If you would like to learn more about your insurance plan, contact us at 707-823-3689.