Family Resources

Here at Pickens County School District, we know the importance of getting more families involved on our campus! Statistics support the fact that the greater the partnership between home and school, the greater the likelihood that the children in our school and community will succeed.

These pages provide resources to help all of our families better assist their students academically, socially and emotionally.

Remember, WE NEED YOU in order to make this partnership work effectively. Your student is worth the extra effort! 

Getting Ready for School Guides (K-3)

Getting ready to go back to school doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With proper planning and organization, this can be an exciting time for both parents and students. Remember, education is a journey, and as a parent, you play a crucial role in your child’s development.

Below are some ways you can prep for the new school year and make it an exciting experience for everyone. We've also included grade specific links at the bottom.

Get Organized
The first step in preparing for the new school year is to get organized. Create a schedule for your tasks and make a checklist of everything you need to do before school starts. This could include shopping for school supplies, setting up your study area at home, and creating a study plan. Start early to avoid last-minute stress and create a plan that works for both you and your child.

Restock Your Supplies
While most schools provide a list of required school supplies, it’s always a good idea to restock any supplies that have run low. This includes pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, and other essentials. Take advantage of back-to-school sales to get the best deals and save money.

Meet with Teachers
It’s always helpful to meet with your child’s teachers before school starts. Introduce yourself, discuss your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and any concerns you may have for the upcoming year. This meeting is an excellent opportunity to address any issues and establish a good relationship with your child’s teachers. Teachers can provide insights into your child’s learning style and offer guidance on how to support them at home.

Get Involved
Getting involved in your child’s school activities is a great way to stay connected and support their education. Attend parent-teacher conferences, volunteer at school events, and join the parent-teacher association. By being involved, you have a more significant impact on your child’s experience and demonstrate the importance of education.

Stay Positive
The new school year can be challenging, especially for young or first-time students. As a parent, it’s crucial to remain positive and encourage your child to do the same. Remind them of their strengths, encourage them to make new friends, and support them when they face challenges. A positive attitude can boost your child’s confidence and help them navigate any obstacles they may encounter.

Printable Guides by Grade

Textbooks and Resources