Summer break is officially over in Central New York with districts resuming classes all throughout this week.
Getting into back to school mode can be difficult for students but one school superintendent underlines key ways to start school on the right foot.
Jeffrey Pirozzolo, superintendent of Auburn Enlarged City School District, says make sure kids have breakfast either at home or school. Breakfast creates energy and energy is needed for kids to focus and learn.
Parents should also do everything possible to get kids to school on time and avoid unnecessary absenteeism.
“If kids aren’t in school they can’t learn, they have to be there to learn,” said the superintendent.
Pirozzolo’s district is participating in the “Every Student, Every Day” nationwide initiative to battle absenteeism and provide support for families.
The final piece of advice is to get kids on a routine right after school of jumping right into doing homework and studying.