Students, parents gear up for another school year

To ensure that the upcoming school year is a success, there are important roles that both parents and students must play. The first priority, of course, is student safety.

If your child rides the bus, take the time to make sure your child knows the proper safety procedures for getting on and off the bus. If you drive your child to school or for students who drive themselves, please be aware and cautious when driving in school zones and around buses.

As parents, we also need to make sure we communicate with our kids and are doing what we can to help them get the most out of their education. Show support and do what you can to foster growth in your young students. For parents of first-time students, the Michigan Department of Education’s website provides many useful resources at: under the “Parent Engagement” tab.