As the first day of school gets closer, the Hub asked three Dallas ISD principals for tips on how students and their parents could prepare for a successful school year.
Read their replies below:
Principal Eneida Padro
Campus: O.M. Roberts Elementary
Grades Served: PreK–5th grade
Tip 1: Start your child on school-day routines, like going to bed and waking up at a specific time, and reading daily to increase your child’s literacy skills. Re-establishing school-day routines in the last weeks of the summer will result in a smoother transition back to school, which will help them stay on the path towards college and career readiness.
Tip 2: Set your child for success by discussing the upcoming school year and the excitement of having a new teacher and meeting new friends. Preparing them for a new environment will foster independence and confidence the first days of school.
Tip 3: Talk frequently about goals with your child and how school is going to help them achieve those goals. This will set purpose for attending school and will help develop a sense of ownership over their education.
Principal Sheryl Wilson
Campus: Gilbert Cuellar Sr. Elementary
Grades Served: PreK-5th grade
Tip 1: Begin a routine and set a bed time now.
Tip 2: Set aside a quiet area and a time to complete homework.
Tip 3: Read 30 minutes every night. Ask your child questions about what they have read.
Principal Tracie R Washington
Campus: Billy E. Dade Middle School
Grades Served: 6th-8th grade
Tip 1: Get children to bed on time.
Tip 2: Update contact information to ensure constant communication with teachers and school administrators.
Tip 3: Pledge to read at least 20 minutes a night.