Principals offer back-to-school prep tips for parents and students


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.

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