Back To School In Myrtle Beach

Back to School Survival 101 Things You Need To Know

With tax free weekend behind us, there is only a short time left until summer officially ends and another school year begins. Preparing for the first day can be fun (buying class supplies and new clothes), but swapping that laid back summer schedule for early school mornings school isn’t always easy. Help prepare your kiddos and yourself for the first day of school ahead of time with these tips for getting back in the groove of school. 

Top 10 Things Parents Need To Know 

The Grand Strand 2019 school year begins in the third week of August with Horry County students going back to school on Monday, August 19th, and Georgetown County students returning to class on Wednesday, August 21st. To make sure your child is prepared for their first day of school, check out Horry County School District's top things parents should know for back to school:

  1. Prepare for a schedule change with these genius parenting hacks
    Ease the change from lazy summer days to early school mornings with these great ideas for back to school from Good Housekeeping. Our favorite idea is turning your entryway into a command center… love the easy organization! 
  2. Buy School Supplies
    Take the guessing out of it and shop by the supply list. Find your Horry County school supply lists here. For Georgetown County school supply lists, visit your school’s website for more details 
  3. Attend School Open Houses
    This is a great time to introduce your child to their new school, teacher, and classmates. Horry County schools open house calendar can be found here. The Georgetown Registration Orientation calendar can be found here.
  4. Get a Fresh Haircut
    Pigtails & Crewcuts is the best place on the Grand Strand to have your little one’s hair cut. This ultra kid-friendly hair salon in Myrtle Beach even hosts birthday parties! While you are at it, get blown away yourself by the service, experience and expertise at Mirage Hair Studio, only two doors down from Pigtails & Crewcuts.
  5. Health Records
    Make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date. If your child is participating in any sports programs, make sure not to forget that sports physical!
  6. Figure Out The Bus Route
    Make sure to visit your school’s transportation page for bus safety rules, bus stop locations, and regulations.
  7. Check Calendars & Bell Schedules
    Stay informed of important dates and deadlines, as well as be sure to arrive ontime by knowing your child’s start-end times.
  8. Dress To Impress… And To Code
    Whether its a uniform or not, there is a dress code. Send your student to school in dress code style by reviewing your school’s parents handbook.
  9. Learn More About School Lunch Programs
    Find out the School Lunch menus, reach out to assistance for free or reduced meals, and prepay for the year’s meals all from your school’s website.
  10. Get Connected… Stay Connected
    Stay in communication with your child’s teacher by downloading any mobile applications used by your school. Follow your school on social media for more updates throughout the year. Sign up for your school’s online payment portal where you can save all your school-related expenses.

Back to school shopping is just the beginning of getting ready for the first day back to school. From bus routes and school lunches to Immunization records and sports physicals, there are many things for parents to know prior to the first day of school. By following these tips and parenting hacks, you and your family will be prepared for the first day of school. 

Check out Tides Magazine for more kid-friendly information

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