Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16A BLUEPRINT For Success New middle school students need a lot of parental guidance and support. Use these tips to help your child get the school year off to a great start. Purchase school supplies Make sure your child has the tools he/she needs. In addition to paper, pens, and pencils, students generally need folders, notebooks, a calculator, watch, alarm clock, assignment notebook (if your school doesn’t provide planners), backpack, combination lock, and/or locker shelves. Provide a place to study Your middle schooler needs a place to study that’s quiet, well-lit, and comfortable. This area should have a surface for writing and be equipped with paper, pencils, calculator, etc. Insist on good attendance Your student needs to be in school on time every day unless he/she is ill. Attendance is the #1 school success factor! Develop routines Having a good morning and nighttime routine makes everyone’s day run much smoother. Help your child establish routines that include getting up early enough to eat breakfast, and getting to bed at a reasonable time. 1 2 3 4 8