Tips for an Easy Transition
Sending your child to a new school (or back to school after summer break) can feel overwhelming to kids and parents. Follow these tips to help ease the transition.
Before School Starts
Set a routine for walking, eating breakfast, and dressing, going to bed and sleeping.
Help your child express his/her feelings (happy, scared, sad, etc.) and encourage him/her to let you know how he/she feels about starting at Brentwood.
Take your child to visit the campus. Show them the route to take from the classroom to the cafeteria, to the bathroom, etc. Pro tip: Visit the playgrounds!
Remind your child that Brentwood knows how to get in touch with you.
Feel confident about your choice of Brentwood and let your child know how you feel.
Shop for practical clothing that your child can manage alone. Shop for school supplies including a large backpack with your child’s name on it.
Make sure the transportation plans to and from school are clear to your child and his/her teacher. Notify your child’s teacher in writing if there is any change.
Send a favorite healthy snack - but no toys.
Once School Starts
Review your expectations and prioritize them.
Each teacher will send home important information in your child’s backpack. Please read this information carefully.
Try to be accessible to your child’s teacher.