School starts next week! Are you ready? Here are ten things to do to get prepared for the first day of school.
1. CHECK YOUR CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENT OR CLASS SCHEDULE
Find your classroom assignment or class schedule via Family Access. Once you are logged into Family Access, click on 'schedule' on the left menu. If you have questions about your child's classroom assignment or schedule, please contact the school directly. Need to set up a Family Access account? Click here. Having trouble logging in? Click here.
2. FIND YOUR BUS ROUTE
Find your bus stop and pick-up/drop-off time via Family Access. Once you are logged into Family Access, click on 'Busing' on the left menu. Please check back before the first day of school. Minor adjustments to routes could be made. If you have questions, please contact our Transportation Department at (360) 804.2650.
3. COMPLETE THE ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION PROCESS
While you are logged into Family Access, click 'enrollment verification' on the top of the left menu. Please read through the information and electronically sign all required forms.
4. CHECK THE CALENDAR
The first official day of school is Wednesday, September 4 for students in grades 1-12. Kindergarten students start on Monday, September 9. The first day for preschool students is September 11. See other important dates online.
5. APPLY FOR FREE OR REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS
Families must reapply for free school meals at the start of each year. Register online.
6. UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFO
Make sure we have your current phone number and email address so we can quickly reach you during an emergency and keep you up to date about school news. Call or visit your school office to make updates.
7. SIGN UP TO RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES
Wondering why other families are getting helpful text messages from the district and you are not? The district text message service is an 'opt-in' service. You can participate in the free service by sending a text message of "Y" or "Yes" to our district's short code number, 67587. Our text message system is compliant with the Student Privacy Pledge so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.
8. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Follow Monroe School District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Monroe School District utilizes social media as a means of enhancing existing communication strategies and celebrating student, staff and school achievements.
9. PRACTICE GETTING UP ON TIME
Prepare for school by setting the alarm and waking the family up on time. Being at school on time every day is important for staying on track academically.
10. GET YOUR SMILES READY
When you take your first day of school photos share them online and use #FirstDayMonroe or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't wait to all of the great back to school photos!