Back to School

As Labor Day approaches, the kids are headed back to school. In some school districts, classes may have already started. In others, including Seattle, the first day of school is Wednesday, September 4th. Here’s my annual list of Back to School Tips and Resources. (All area codes are 206.)

Back to School Tips and Resources
1) Seattle Public Schools, first day of school, is Wednesday, September 4th. More info, or 252-0010; transportation department number is 252-0900.
2) Looking for child care (ages 0-12) or preschool, check out Child Care Resources, or 329-5544.
3) Support your local schools through volunteering or donations. Contact Seattle School district or your local school for more info.
4) If your child isn’t up to date on immunizations or needs a sports physical, schedule now, don’t wait for the start of school .
5) Need tutoring or homework help — contact Boys & Girls Clubs of King County (, 826 Seattle (, or Seattle Public Library (
7) Drive carefully, keeping an eye out for school buses and kids walking and crossing streets.