Back-to-School Season is Here!
With a three-day weekend on the horizon, many students are gearing up for their last few days off before the new school year starts. Students can make the most of the Labor Day weekend by taking some time for prep for the upcoming school year!
Back-to-school season can be stressful, but it’s important to remember that with a new school year comes new opportunities to learn, grow, explore your interests, make new friends, and get closer to your college admissions goals! The long weekend before school starts, or after school has been in session for a few weeks, is a great time to relax, recharge, and get a jump start on some of your tasks so that you’re excited and prepared for the first day back.
Below are three tips to help you prepare for back-to-school and make the most of this Labor Day weekend!
Review Your Schedule
You should have an idea of the classes you’re taking this semester and what your schedule will look like with classes, extracurricular activities, after school jobs, and more. Take some time this Sunday or Monday to review your schedule and make sure you know what to expect on day one. The first day of school is stressful enough without having to blindly navigate your schedule because you didn’t examine it until you got to campus. Review your courses and make sure they’re correct. If the classrooms are listed, make sure you know where they are and how to get from one class to another. Also make a note of any questions you may have for your college counselor about your schedule or your activities. Now is the time to prep for a meeting with your college counselor once you’re back at school.
Get Any Last-Minute Supplies
Many stores have back-to-school and Labor Day sales over the long weekend, so use this opportunity to get any last-minute supplies that you may not have already acquired. This is also a good time to get any new back-to-school clothes, uniforms, gear for sports or other extracurriculars, and more. Gathering and organizing all of your supplies before the weekend is over will help you feel more prepared and motivated for the start of school on Tuesday!
Don’t forget to have fun! School on Tuesday may be looming over your head during the long weekend, but don’t let it ruin your time off. Spend time with your friends and family. Go out and do some activities you really enjoy like going to the park, going to the movies, hanging out with friends, or visiting family that lives close by. This is your opportunity to soak up the last bit of summer break, so use it!
Another way to make the most of the Labor Day weekend is to evaluate your college prep and academic goals as you prepare for the upcoming school year. Download our free College Planning Checklist and Academics and Test Prep Checklist to see where you are and what you need to do this school year to get and stay on track!
At IvyWise we hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend!