back to school tips for success

Back to School Tips for Success

A new school year means a fresh start and new beginnings. Blank planners just ready to be filled. New shoes to get started off on the right foot. And a renewed excitement of all the things to come. Succeeding in this new school year starts with planning ahead and preparing the essentials. Before that excitement gets bogged down by the thought of all the things that still have to get done, here are our back to school tips for success.



Planning ahead is the key to not feeling overwhelmed. Whether that’s making a school supply list, meal prepping or just setting a reoccurring alarm on your phone for when the kids need to be picked up – it all helps. We’ll even help you plan or shop!


It’s easy to get excited about all of the extra-curricular activities out there. But we advise narrowing it down to one or two. You don’t want you or your child to feel overwhelmed by having to accomplish it all.


Seriously. We mean it. There’s nothing worse for a new year than starting off not feeling like you look your best.


Are there friends your child hasn’t seen all summer because of busy schedules? Get your children reacquainted so they feel like they have a friendly face to say hi to in the new school year.


You’re going to forget something. We are all human and it happens. Whether it’s loading money onto your child’s lunch card or forgetting to send in a permission slip, we all mess up sometimes. Just take a deep breath, smile and remind yourself that you’ve got this.

If you’d like some help figuring out how to make this year’s back to school a success, reach out about Simplified’s Personal Admin Services. While we can’t sign those permission slips, we can schedule those haircuts and make sure your child walks into their first day of school with a backpack full of fresh supplies.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2019 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.