Back-to-School Checklist


Communication with the School

  • Attend any open houses or orientations to meet the teacher
  • Fill out emergency contact sheet and any other required forms
  • Make sure your child is up-to-date on immunizations and check-ups
  • Notify school of any allergies or health problems your child has
  • Review school dress code
  • Review school holiday schedule
  • Register for any after-school sports and activities

Back-to-School Shopping

  • Check school website for list of required materials
  • Buy school supplies
  • Buy backpack
  • Buy lunch box
  • Buy uniforms, gym clothes, and other required clothing
  • Buy basic wardrobe necessities, including shoes
  • Buy needed equipment or supplies for sports and activities




  • Review bus route and areas of drop off and pick up (if applicable)
  • Arrange carpool schedule (if applicable)
  • Walk route to school with your child (if applicable)
  • Arrange back-up transportation in case of emergencies


  • Plan and shop for bag lunches and snacks (if applicable)
  • Prepare school lunches (if applicable)
  • Plan and shop for weeknight dinners


  • Take your child for a back-to-school haircut
  • Arrange after-school care (if applicable)
  • Get back into earlier bedtime/morning routines
  • Enjoy the final days of summer







School Uniform Information:

Navy blue pants, shorts, skirts, Cardigans, Sweaters, tie, stockings, socks

Sky Blue shirts (short & long sleeves). Black shoes slide on and off or Velcro snap open and close. No laces.

Morning Routine Checklist

For Kids’

  • Eat a healthy breakfast                                                                                                 
  • Brush teeth, wash hands and face
  • Get dressed
  • Organize Backpack









                                  -Pens and pencils


                                  -Signed forms or slips


                                  -Other projects


  • Put on socks, shoes, and jacket
  • Catch the bus


For Parents

  • Wake up kids
  • Prepare and serve breakfast
  • Prepare lunch/snack
  • Check backpacks
  • Sign permission slips or other form
  • Drive kids to school/Bus stop



We have TWO Locations:


Academy of Excellence

178-36 Wexford Terrace

Jamaica Estates, NY 11432

Tel: (718) 523-4400/4600

Hours: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM


Center of Excellence

Springfield Gardens

127-08 Merrick Blvd.

Jamaica, NY 11434

Tel: (718) 276-8200/8201

Hours: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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