Wicomico County gears up for back-to-school season
"Having a little planning reduces your stress."
As we near the end of summer, Wicomico County officials are reminding everyone to start thinking about getting ready to head back to school.
Paul Butler with Wicomico County Public schools tells us there are some things you can do to get ahead of the curve.
Butler said, "Check and make sure your child's immunizations are up to date. We still have enrollment. If you haven't enrolled your child yet, you can still do that."
He's also sending a message to kids, that if you want to enjoy your summer, you can. But you can also get ahead of your classmates by reading.
Paul Butler said, "What you want do in the next few weeks is start reading a little bit so you can get yourself back into the school like routine."
Even with the tips, if your child is having a little trouble getting back into the swing of things, Dr. Kathy Seifert tells us a little psychological help is never a bad idea.
Dr. Seifert said, "If children have had a tough time last year in school, and if they need counseling, I would start before the school year starts so the counselor can also help them get ready for the school year."
Still, with all the stress that comes from back to school prep, parents say you can still make the most of the last few weeks of summer.
Dara Graham, a parent said, "Look on the bright side, school has been pushed back to after labor day, so you have a few more days to spend with the family."