Summer is almost over; back to school begins

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --

Wow, where did the summer go? It seems like just yesterday when school ended and all our students began their summer break.

Here we are now, about to start another school year. As always, the first day of school can bring with it plenty of angst and anxiety, by both parents and students alike; the School Liaison Office is here to assist.  

Whether your student attends public or private school, or is taught in a home school, the SLO provides essential information and guidance on education issues ranging from academics to zoology, affecting children in grades kindergarten through 12th. The SLO knows where to find the information you need and works closely with all public and private schools in the area to assist all Team BLAZE students. 

Where should you start? Below are a few points to success:

- Be familiar with the school’s student handbook

- Be involved in your student’s school

- Communicate early on to the schools regarding any concerns

- Speak to your student regarding proper bus and bus stop activities

On the safety front, please be extra careful around bus stops and be alert for the buses as you travel about the local area.

All schools face a myriad of challenges, to include budget and staffing concerns, implementing Common Core Curriculum Standards, standardized testing, and so on; rest assured they are all committed to provide the best possible education possible for our students.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your SLO at 434-2792, or via email at slo2@us.af.mil. In addition, you may follow the Columbus School Liaison Office on Facebook or on Twitter.