On August 25, we send our kids back to school. Will there be tears, or cheers?
Believe it or not, it has been 11 weeks since summer break began. More precisely, it has been 79 days of entertaining your children (or 1,896 hours…but who’s counting?).
As nice as summer break is, many parents have a love/hate relationship with it. While we adore quality time with our children, by August some parents are counting down the days for school to begin again. (Have the statements “I’m bored.” or “Let’s watch Frozen again!” been uttered a few too many times in your household?)
But it’s time to send our children back to school for new challenges. Are you ready? Here are a handful of back-to-school resources you’ll want in your back pocket for the 2014-2015 school year.
- Download your copy of the 2014-2015 FISD calendar. Note there is a Labor Day holiday right out of the gate, on September 1st. (Otherwise known as “Thank goodness we get a recovery day because it was hard to get into the swing of things this week!”)
- Current news and information about Frisco ISD arrives via email to “School Beat” subscribers. If you aren’t yet receiving the FISD e-newsletter, register for it now.
- Bookmark your campus website/s. FISD provides a landing page for each school campus, and from there you can click-through to the direct website for your school. Each site has event calendars, staff information, report card dates, and other resources which pertain to your school.
- Follow @friscoisd on Twitter and Facebook. This timely information is especially helpful in the winter, when we face possible weather-related school closings.
- Are you ready to cheer for our FISD Athletic programs? Check the football schedules or visit the FISD Athletic department page to access the calendars for the athletic programs in FISD.
- Do you have a new Kindergartener? Most Frisco Elementary schools host a gathering known as “Tears and Cheers”. This is an opportunity for parents to come together following their little one’s big send-off on the first day of school. In some cases “Tears and Cheers” is formally sponsored by the PTA, or is an informal meet-up at a nearby coffee shop. Details will available at your school’s Meet the Teacher night.
The first day of school is always a big deal, whether your students are Kindergarteners, 7th graders or Seniors. We hope that our children will feel confident, valued, eager to learn and proud of their accomplishments. With a mission statement “to know every student by name and need,” FISD remains committed to fostering exactly these things.
Cheers to the start of another fantastic school year in Frisco ISD! (Maybe a few tears, too…)