The 4th of July is really the kick-off of the summer season. Families are either returning from the extended weekend holiday, jetting off on a quick getaway or anticipating an upcoming family vacation. Whichever bucket you fall in, know that as quick as the season comes… after the 4th of July it rapidly goes by. Before you know it, you will be doing back to school shopping! At US Family Health Plan we encourage our members to get a jump start on the back to school season! Schedule all of your required appointments early—Optometrist-Physical Exam-Sports Physical, etc.
In a week or two, summer vacation will be officially over. Most kids will be returning to the classroom, either reluctantly or with a high level of enthusiasm. The one common thread is they will all return. Once school starts, so will the daily routine of taking notes, listening to the teacher, reading, doing homework, getting along with other kids, and taking exams or test. It’s also a time for competitive sports try outs, school socials, and meeting new friends.
We all savor those last days of summer – the beaches, barbeques, picnics and family trips. But in the back of our minds, we all know that summer will soon come to an end. It’s back to school time. And nice as it would be to stretch out those last drops of summer fun, it’s also time to prepare the kids for a fresh start to their new school year.