In a few short weeks, school will be back in session and kiddos will be back to the academic grind. For this work-at-home mom, it will be a welcome change. Trying to keep my son busy while working has been a task. As much as I want to give him my undivided attention, my project and task lists need to be taken care of as well. Let’s all collectively mom-sigh, ready? Sigh.
Back to the topic at hand—back to school. Are you ready? Do you know when the first day of school is? Is all your paperwork in? What about school supplies? What time is drop off again? When will you meet the new teacher? Oh so much to do and supplies to buy. Printables I have seen have thought only about surface level tasks.
Things like supplies, and to dos are all good to think about, but there is so much more that surrounds back to school. Multiple kids at different schools also brings back to school to a new level of complexity. That is where today’s free printable comes in. As a gift to you, I’m sharing the most comprehensive back to school planner (and it’s FREE)!
This back to school printable is what I consider to be the most comprehensive because it helps you think about who, where, when, what to do, what to buy, and important dates that revolve around a new school year. Let’s walk through it together.
Who, Where, When
I only have one kiddo to think about, but many of my friends have multiple kids that need to go to different schools each with their own list of what they need to start the year. To organize the needs of each kid, print one Back to School Planner for each student.
WHAT TO DO & WHAT TO BUY
The bulk of what parents have to think about is getting kids to the first day, and that means prep work. There are things to do and items to buy before we can even think about drop-off and pick-up. The essentials you need for back to school planning are front and center.
To give you a sample of how to use the task and shopping lists, the section headers have been grayed out. Once you finish a task, check off the task square for each line item.
This last section was important for me to include because with back to school comes a lot of paperwork and a lot of calendar dates. Don’t get caught behind before the school year even starts. List important back to school dates, times and locations so that you and your student(s) are well prepared for the year ahead.
What I love about this is that since you can print off one page for each student, parents can divide and conquer. Mom can go to the middle school meetings while Dad takes on the elementary school meetings. With this planner, you have a way to keep everything straight.
There is also a blank line to add any other important back to school events that might be important to you or your student, like PTA or extra curricular meetings.
Gift To You!
I hope that you find this to be an indispensable tool you use for back to school year after year. Pin it, print it, use it, love it, share it (aka gift it forward)! Whatever you do, make sure that everyone in your family starts the school year off right.
Acknowledgements: Big thanks for the backpack icon goes to Freepik from www.flaticon.com is licensed by CC 3.0 BY, and for the other icons I used by Lucy G from www.flaticon.com is licensed by CC 3.0 BY to design this free printable for you.
Is this the most comprehensive back to school planner you’ve gotten your hands on? Is there anything I missed? I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments.