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Back to School

By: Lindsey MacDonald

It was always obvious when summer was ending and it was time to go back to school. The signs were everywhere and it was impossible to avoid noticing.

Things like the leaves starting to turn; the daily newspaper coming with the added bulk of flyers for the latest binders, pencils, pens, and trendy clothing; the nights becoming cooler; and the days becoming shorter. If those weren’t indication enough, I remember how it seemed like every TV and radio commercial was blaring news of wicked back to school deals for things that kids just have to have.

There was no denying that school was starting. Nope, there was no way a kid could live through the end of August without constant reminders of the school year ahead.

A lot of excitement came with starting a new grade, having new classmates, a new teacher, and being in a new classroom. However, it didn’t take long for the novelty of back to school to wear off. Sure enough, a couple weeks into class when the homework, tests and quizzes started, I was always excited for next summer break.

As you and others in the community are heading back to school, keep safety top of mind. A few things we should all remember are:

  •  When driving though school zones, be aware of speed limits and the location of crosswalks.
  • Allow extra time for commuting due to the increased volume of vehicles on the road with students going to school.
  • Ensure you remain diligent with your safety while you are transitioning into the school year. Have you looked both ways before crossing the street? Let people close to you know where you are, and what routes you take to and from school.
  • Take care of yourself- pack a balanced lunch and drink lots of water. A long day in the classroom can be hard on the mind and the body.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you have them.
  •  And if you also work during the school term, make sure you find the right balance so you are not over tired or too stressed.

As you head back to school, remember to keep your heads up. Safety is a priority in work, school and play.

One Response to “Back to School”

  1. […] life while studying, submitting assignments on time and working part-time. We posted about going back to school in 2012, but these current social media posts have reminded me about the importance of a healthy […]


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