School may be out for the summer… but if you’re a parent moving to the New Smyrna Beach area this fall, you might be thinking about how to best make the move work for your child come the school year.
There are a few considerations to keep in mind, as well as a few easy ways to make the school switch a more comfortable one. Take a look at today’s blog to learn more!
Where to live?
One of the key factors of moving into a new school district is, of course, location. In many settings, the difference between being assigned to one school vs. the other can be as slight as living on the next street or zip code over. So it’s always wise to know the location and appointed school for the area you choose to build in!
However, what if your home isn’t quite ready by the start of the school year… but will be shortly thereafter? It’s understandable that you might want to avoid the hassle of transferring during the school year so early on (in September or October, for example). While you can always talk to your child’s new potential school about options (commuting for a few weeks if your current home is not too far away, for example). If you’re coming from out of the area, renting out a space on a short-term basis is also worth considering if it will let your child get comfortable at their new school faster.
Helping your child get involved…
Every parent wants the best for their child. That often means looking for ways for them to make friends or forge familiar relationships even before they officially begin school.
Wondering how to do that? Get to know the surroundings of your new home. If you’re local to the area, there may be day camps, summer programs, religious opportunities, and other options worth considering! These kinds of things can help your child go into the school year already knowing some familiar faces.
Even if you’re not making the move until fall, you can still benefit from browsing community/city websites and seeing what recreational opportunities there are. This will help you avoid missing out on deadlines for activities that often start in the fall, like aftercare programs, sports teams, and more.
…and you, too
It is, of course, helpful for you to get involved, too! As you make your way around your new community, church, etc., keep an eye out for parents who know the area and can point you in the direction of helpful resources or teams to join, such as the PTA, or simply help you connect with a great group of people who have been where you are.
We know that you may have questions about moving or your new area school district. What parent wouldn’t? At Platinum, we’re always here and happy to help answer any questions you may have about the area, moving process, and anything else you might need.