First Day of School Jitters

RENO, Nev. -- It's a day kids either love or dread, the first day of school. Today, they make the tough transition from summer break back into school mode.

They might feel overwhelmed with a new schedule, new teachers and a new class, but the key to surviving the first day is preparation.

It's not just the first day for kids, but also the adults from the bus drivers to teachers. They have all prepared to make sure your kids are in good hands. Faculty and staff want to make sure the kids feel safe and that they know what they're doing.

Superintendent Pedro Martinez says there are a few new things parents and teachers should expect this school year.

"It's going to be a lot more rigor, more non-fiction. In fact we're gonna teach geometry to kindergarten. In the past, we introduce it in fifth grade so our children are in for a treat but we're very excited," he said.

He also says that because there will be more material in the classroom, he hopes to provide more tools fro parents to get involved and reinforce what their children have learned in the morning.

Some ways to keep your child ahead during the school year: change sleep schedules, pack backpacks and pick an outfit the night before, pack a snack to combat drowsiness in class and to eat a healthy breakfast to keep that energy going throughout the day.

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