For many kids, summer means sleeping in, freedom, having fun, and being lazy. School has its own type of fun, but the early mornings, structure, and academic pressure can be a rude awakening after months of summer vacation. Throw in a global pandemic, add multiple Moore students testing positive for COVID-19, and it’s clear that this school year is going to be a little more challenging for everyone involved.
While there’s no silver bullet for these unprecedented challenges, we hope these tips will help you and your family navigate the transition back to school a little easier. And when you need to de-stress, just mask-up and come skate with us at Skate Moore!
Back to School Tips 2020
Get your routine on track.
Getting back on a school year schedule is always important for starting the year off on a good foot, but it’s even more important in the midst of coronavirus. Being well rested is incredibly important for kids; being tired can affect their ability to pay attention, retain information, and participate fully in school. But aside from the mental and cognitive effects of not getting enough sleep, it can also lower immunity, making the body more vulnerable to viruses. That’s obviously the last thing you want when your kids are attending school in a pandemic!
Kids have a lot to keep track of these days, so set them up for success by creating an area to store their school things. For some families, a row of hooks by the door for bookbags is sufficient, while others prefer a cubby system where each kid can stash their homework, books, etc. Browse Pinterest or your favorite DIY site for ideas by searching for “backpack station” or “kids command center.”
As the saying goes, “We have the technology.” So use it! There are tons of great apps to help your family stay connected, organized, and on track. These are some of the top apps for parents in 2020:
Make time for fun.
With so much stress and uncertainty in the world right now, it’s more important than ever to check in with your kids, spend some quality time together, and stay active. Roller skating is a great way to do all three, so come visit us at Skate Moore for Thursday Cheap Skate or one of our other public skating sessions.
Remember to bring your masks, practice good hand hygiene and social distancing, and wear above the ankle socks. (If you forget, we sell masks at the door for $1.) And of course, if you feel sick, have a fever, or have been exposed to someone who may have COVID, please stay home! We promise we’ll be here for you when you get back.
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