Daily Bulletin: Summer School

Melissa Kossler Dutton

If your child is spending time in summer school, chances are he or she is not excited by the extra lessons. But there are ways to make the extra classroom sessions more palatable. 

Start by adopting a positive attitude, recommends Tracy L. Jackson, a school counselor for education.com. Make sure your student understands that the classes will help him or her start the new school year on firmer ground. Also, remind them that they are smart and loved despite this “minor setback,” she said. 

If your child is attending classes in a new building, be sure to visit in advance or take a moment on the first day to learn the layout, suggests publicschoolreview.com, which provides profiles of schools and their surrounding communities. The website also recommends making an effort to get to know the teacher and other students in the classroom.

Finally, the experts advise, don’t let school get in the way of summer fun. Be sure to plan some kid-friendly adventures for your student to enjoy.

To read more tips, go to publicschoolreview.com/blog/10-tips-for-surviving-summer-school and education.com/slideshow/excited-about-summer-school/summer-school-confidence.