It's hard to believe, but school is going to be starting soon. In APS here is the schedule:
- Teachers/Staff: Mon., July 31, 2023
- 1st-12th grade Students: Thurs., Aug. 3, 2023
- PreK and Kindergarten Students: Mon., Aug. 7, 2023
In Rio Rancho, the schedule is pretty close to the same with kids going back in early August.
Many families are already looking ahead to back-to-school time, which starts in less than two weeks here in Albuquerque. A survey of a thousand parents of kids between five and 17 and a thousand K-12 teachers finds that two-thirds of teachers say they miss their classrooms over the summer and they’re already planning for what their classroom will need next year.
The poll reveals:
- The average teacher thinks about the upcoming school year eight times during summer break, while 45% say it’s on their mind more often.
- More than a quarter of teachers admit they’re still in “educator mode” during the summer, as 27% say they’ll spend part of their break planning and decorating their classroom for next year.
- Teachers plan to spend around $320 of their own money on classroom supplies for the next school year.
- They say their classroom’s top priority needs include basic supplies like notebooks and pencils (37%) and organization and storage solutions (23%).
- Parents are also thinking about the kids going back to school, with 58% looking forward to the 2023-24 school year and 66% feel it will be better than last year.
- Some moms and dads are also planning ahead for back-to-school shopping and 39% say they’re going to get it done sooner than later.
- Parents are planning to spend an average of $225 on school shopping, but 53% admit they’re concerned about affording the school supplies they want to buy their kid.
- Looking back to last school year, 70% of all respondents feel the experience was positive overall.
- Parents say the school year was a success because their child got good grades (46%), learned skills that help them outside the classroom (34%) and became more social (30%).
- As for teachers, they credit the success of last school year to being able to inspire their students (41%) and get creative with their teaching methods (36%).
Source: SWNS Digital