The return to everyday life helps the students to start the new school year well

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Educators after educators have said the best tips for starting the new school year are getting back to normal and going to bed early.

Friday is the first day in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.

Some schools suggest holding a back-to-school rehearsal through a school visit, especially if it is a new school.

Kelly Fresch, Adam’s principal, said the day before school started had a funny name.

“Tomorrow is actually the school year, which is so exciting. It is the day before school starts.”

The Adam School mascot is a tiger and the tiger will help them roll out the new school year.

“Our tigers are very happy to come to campus every year to find out who their class teacher is,” said Fresch. “We invite all families, we will have our tiger here, we will have bubbles and popsicles and we will welcome them to campus. They can peek into the classroom to see who their teacher will be and what their classroom will be like so they are ready on the first day of school.”

Educators say getting back into a routine and getting a good night’s sleep are the top tips for a positive start.

Many educators, including Adam Asst. Headmistress Hortencia Corral are also parents.

“Establish a routine in your home, make sure your child is on time so they wake up on time so they don’t come to school stressed, and you don’t fight to get a child to school,” Corral said.

Young children start their school day at the same time as last year, but under California law, high school students start a half hour later than usual, but even that will take some getting used to.

Many students will be going to new schools, and that can feel scary.

Laying out clothes the night before, packing lunch, and buying books and notebooks can help reduce anxiety.

Ella Banting recommends getting organized.

The high school senior stopped by Chaucer’s Books to buy a book while on vacation.

Banting attended UCSB and said she knows applying to colleges will be a lot of work in her senior year, but said the organization always makes her feel more secure when a new school year begins.

Santa Barbara Unified School district superintendent Hilda Maldonado sent letters of welcome to families in her district.

The letter covers the first day of school and highlights a new program called Off and Away that will enable teachers to balance the use of technology such as cell phones, laptops, iPads and smartwatches.

She said the goal is to protect the learning zone.

Despite this, school websites have become high-tech.

Corral works at Adam School’s website and said parents can find a lot of information on school websites, including school calendars.

“One of the most important things you can do as a parent is get involved,” Corral said, “so really reach out to your school and find out, no matter what skill you have, you always have a skill that.” can be useful in a school.”

She said a parent who speaks Spanish can volunteer to read to a child for just 15 minutes a day.

There will be many new faces in the district this year, and Maldonado said they now have enough bus drivers for the first day of elementary school, but they are still working on hiring more.

Back-to-school tips and strategies will also be the subject of an online summer speaker series.

The Community Memorial Health System has Dr. Sun M. Lee invited to speak and answer questions on Thursday, August 18 at 6:00 p.m. To register for the free seminar, visit

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