Enrolling Your Child
Magic Valley Alternative High School
Oregon Trail Elementary
O'Leary Junior High
Robert Stuart Junior High
Twin Falls High School
New to a School?
For students new to a school and/or in a new place can be difficult. To help your child adjust ...
- explain how school will be different
- stop by to see if you can meet the principal and any staff on hand, and visit the building and classroom
- make it clear that school is children's work and that it is important
- let them know that it's "okay" to be nervous. Avoid trying to talk them out of it, but help them understand those feelings really are "okay".
- be patient, kids will adjust to change and it may take time
Supply lists are at local vendors, the district office, and this website (link available on left), and will be available at the schools.
Start shopping to set the tone that it is time to prepare for school.
Get Back on Schedule
- School times may have changed, so be sure you are aware of what time school starts
- Start getting the kids ready to be on their "school" schedule
- Practice your morning routine
- Try to develop a consistent schedule
Be sure to attend the Open House scheduled for your child's school. It will give you and your child a chance to become
acquainted with the school and staff.
Organize Your Home and School Work
- Create a logical place in your home for homework
- Consider writing school scheduled down
First Day of School
- Practice walking to school or the bus stop to familiarize your child with the route
- Remind your child that they are not the only ones who are nervous
- Give your child some strategies for coping
- Plan something special for the week or days before school starts
Throughout the Year
Read to and with your child. Reading is one of the most powerful and important things parents can do to contribute to their child's educational success.