Can you believe it’s already August? As a principal, this is one of the busiest times of year for you as you prepare for the first day of school — not to mention all the days that follow.
Your students will be banging down the school doors and running through the halls before you know it! Are you feeling a little overwhelmed by the back-to-school rush?
If so, you’re in luck. We’ve put together a comprehensive collection of checklists to help you get prepared and ready to tackle the new school year.
The personnel checklist will help you ensure you don’t miss anything when it comes to managing teachers or staff. Here are some essential steps every principal should take before school starts:
From newsletters to policy changes, school principals deliver a lot of written messages each day, even before the official beginning of the school year.
The following are some communications-related tasks you should complete early to minimize stress and prevent confusion when school begins:
As a principal, it’s up to you to make sure all aspects of the school, from the playground to the cafeteria, run smoothly. This operations checklist can help you make sure this happens:
An important part of your job as a principal is to provide teachers with instructional support and materials to do their jobs. Here are some steps to take before school starts to ensure everyone has what they need:
It’s much easier for your school to run smoothly if you, your teachers, and other staff members have strong relationships. These steps will help you build a sense of community:
Whether this is your first year as a principal or you have decades of experience under your belt, you can never be too prepared for the beginning of a new school year.
Follow this checklist and you’ll have no trouble setting yourself — and the rest of your school — up for success.
Do you need more help making plans for this school year? If so, JAG Consulting Services is here to help with a variety of education and private school consulting services.
Get in touch today to learn more about what we can do for you, your teachers, and your students.