Classes at the Washington County Public Schools resume on Wednesday, Aug. 24, so parents have a little more than a week to make sure their students are ready. But if you haven't done much so far, it's not too late.
A good place to start would be a visit to the school system's Web site at www.wcboe.k12.md.us. Click on the school your child will attend. Then go to "downloadable resources," where many schools' sites allow you to click on a "supply list" to find out what your child will need to bring to school - what type of pencils, notebooks, etc.
Parents should also watch the annual back-to-school video message, scheduled to air frequently on Antietam Cable TV Channel 99 from Thursday, Aug. 18 through Sunday, Aug. 29.
Most schools have an orientation night prior to the start of schools. If you haven't been notified about when this is being held at your child's school, call and find out.