Back to School Bradenton/Sarasota

Summer break is almost over for children in Bradenton and Sarasota. It’s time to get them ready to go back to school! August 3rd starts the tax free back-to-school holiday weekend. Getting your kids ready for back-to-school involves a lot more than just shopping for school supplies and new school clothes. See some of our back to school tips below for an excellent school year ahead!


Back to School Bradenton/Sarasota


Back-to-School Physical

Include back-to-school vaccine appointments on your list of things to do. Not only do schools require children to be fully vaccinated, but school aged children who will be participating in sports need a wellness exam to be cleared to play too.


Emergency Numbers

Start thinking about who you will put on your emergency contact list in the case of an emergency and make sure the numbers you do have are up-to-date should you be unreachable.


Night time routine

Start prepping children in advance for their “new normal” as the new school year approaches. The lazy days of summer will be gone and it will be time to buckle down with homework and bed times again. Preparing for these rules ahead of time should make them easier once they become reality.


After School Routine

Prepare your child for what happens after school. Will they be picked up? Will they take a bus? Do they go to an after school program? Being familiar with the process facilitates the transition when it takes place.


Hair Cut

Don’t wait until the last minute to get that new fresh cut. Schedule their appointment a bit ahead of time as this time of year salon appointments fill up quickly.


At West Coast Pediatrics, we want your child to have their best school year yet! That starts with being healthy. If your child still needs a back-to-school immunization or check-up, call us at (941) 761-0663 to schedule their appointment today!