If you own a home in Reston and have school aged children, they will have the advantage of being able to attend Fairfax County Public Schools. Reston has a whopping eight Elementary schools, along with Hughes Middle School and South Lakes High School. To help your kids have a great start to the 2018-2019 school year, here are some Reston resources to check out.
If you didn’t get your back-to-school shopping done before the first bell rang, not to worry. Though stores may be more crowded the first week of school, you can still stock up on things like notebooks, paper, pencils, and crayons at the Reston’s Target, Office Depot, Michael’s ,and three CVS stores. A more limited selection of supplies can be had at local Reston grocery stores, including Giant and Safeway. For computers and software, Best Buy is your best bet, along with the Apple Store in Reston Town Center.
Middle school and high schoolers often don’t know what supplies they will need until after their first week of classes. However, you can view and print elementary school supply lists for every elementary school in Reston by following the links below.
FCPS Enrollment Forms
Rather than getting writer’s cramp filling out all those back to school form, visit the FCPS Enrollment Forms Bundle. Here you will find fillable forms including Registration Forms, Emergency Care Forms, and Health Information Forms.
Mark Your Calendar
It’s always good to know ahead of time when your child’s school is closed for early dismissal, holidays, and teacher workdays. Get those dates on your calendar with the help of Fairfax County Public School’s calendar. You can also check the calendar on your individual schools website to plan for school specific events like Back to School night.
Get Ready to Do Lunch
To pack or buy, that is the question. To answer that question, it’s helpful to have quick access to the weekly school lunch menu. Also be sure to stock up your child’s lunch account to make buying school lunch a breeze.
Whether you have high school students preparing to take the SAT’s or elementary and middle school kids in need of a little extra help in a particular subject area, there are a few local tutoring companies that are ready to help. Novastar Prep offers one-on-one tutoring and test prep in your home. Applerouth Tutoring focuses on group test prep and offers a steady stream of mock testing dates for students to practice. LearningRX targets struggling students and offers cognitive assessments to help identify and work on specific skills and issues.
Get your child involved in one of Reston’s many sports leagues to increase self-confidence and give them the experience of being part of a team. Reston has a league for all the major sports including Football and Flag Football, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, and Ice Hockey.