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Back to school!

July 28, 2022

Even though we are still in the midst of a summer heatwave, school starts up in just a couple of weeks! Teachers are getting their classrooms ready for students, bus drivers are learning their routes, and fall sports are already in practices with games just days away.

We have posted the starting dates and websites here for schools in your Ideal Homes & Neighborhoods districts. This way, you can get the latest information on what’s happening at your child’s school … enrollment, schedule pickup, picture days, supplies, and more. Be sure to click on the link to your Ideal district; from there, you will be able to locate your school and specific news.

Blanchard Public Schools • Start date: August 18

Choctaw-Nicoma Park Public Schools • Start date: August 16

Deer Creek Public Schools • Start date: August 10

Edmond Public Schools • Start date: August 11

Harrah Public Schools • Start date: August 17

Moore Public Schools • Start date: August 11

Mustang Public Schools • Start date: August 18

Norman Public Schools • Start date: August 19

Piedmont Public Schools • Start date: August 11

Stillwater Public Schools • Start date: August 11

Washington Public Schools • Start date: August 11

Yukon Public Schools • Start date: August 11


Enrollment for both new and returning students is available on most school websites.


Supply lists for most schools are listed on the district website. 

Elementary students have lots of supplies to take with them. Supply lists get shorter for middle schoolers, and high school students are asked to bring just pencil and paper on day one. Be sure to check your child’s grade level in their specific school. In general, here are a few basics you can count on providing at the elementary level: backpack, pencils, tissues, paper, erasers, pencil box, Crayola crayons and markers, dry erase markers, glue sticks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, composition notebook, and spiral notebooks. These are just the basics; your student’s list may be different depending on each class and grade.

The good news is that school supplies are on sale at most retailers, allowing you to save big time. For example, composition notebooks are 50 cents each at Walmart and Staples, compared with about $2 each on Amazon. Crayola colored pencils are 99 cents for the 12-pack at Walmart and Staples (and probably Target, too), compared with about $2.49 at Amazon. Crayola crayons are 50 cents at most retailers, but you’ll pay a couple of bucks for them at Amazon. So, take your supply list with you to the grocery store; there are big savings to be had!

And if you are financially able, please consider purchasing extra tissues, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, or other supplies for your child’s classroom. Not every student is able to bring supplies, so a teacher usually makes up that difference out of their own pocket. Be kind and share generosity if you can. Send an extra box of crayons, Kleenex, or sanitizers with your kid! Your child’s teacher will be very appreciative.

If you are not sure which school your child will attend, just click on the Ideal Homes website to check your neighborhood. 

Here’s to gearing up for fall and cooler weather and hoping your student has an ideal school year! 

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