The COVID-19 pandemic has been going on for almost 2 years now and the effect it has had on our lives varies from location to location. Some areas require children to continue remote learning, others are back in school with restrictions such as masks or social distancing. If you or your child hasn’t been in school for a long time, it can be quite the adjustment when you return. Here are a few tips to make the transition back to school a little easier.
Get Back To Routine
One of the most important things when returning to school after COVID is to get back into your typical routine. This may include waking up early for breakfast or making lunch before bed the night before. When attending school remotely, you may have waited until the last minute to get out of bed in the morning since you don’t need to get dressed and ready for the day like before. Now, you’ll have to make sure you’re ready to go out into the world which might mean bathing and picking out clothes for the day.
Talk To Your Teachers
It may not always seem like it, but your teachers are your friends. Most teachers are willing to help out if you’re just open and honest with them. Let your teachers know if there are any special needs you have that you might not have had prior to the pandemic. If you’re worried about being in a social setting like school, tell your teachers about that as well. They may not always have the answers, but teachers care about their students, and most will help out in any way they can.
If there’s anything that COVID-19 has taught us, it’s that things can change quickly. That’s why it’s important to stay flexible. If there’s a sudden surge in pandemic cases in your area, you may need to prepare to temporarily go back to remote learning. There’s also the possibility that you yourself could contract the virus, even if you’re vaccinated. This would mean having to quarantine for a time and likely missing school. By staying flexible you’ll be able to quickly adjust to any sudden changes in your COVID-19 situation.