Back to School: Start dates and tips

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - It's that time of year again: the start of a new school year. The smell of new textbooks, fine line pencils, early morning walks to the bus stop, syllabus week, and backpacks stuffed with new school supplies.

Below is a list of tips that can help you when getting ready to go back to school:

Click here to see how you can save money when purchasing supplies, books, clothes, and other items.

When driving, it is advised to slow down when traveling through school zones.

Here are a few suggested activities to occupy the time of younger children who are not quite old enough to enroll in elementary school.

It's never too early to get your student adjusted to their school bedtime. One teacher even suggested waking them up and walking them all the way to the bus stop by the right time, so they can get acquainted with their walk.

The younger your student is the more risk they have of getting sick. Click here to read what one doctor has to say.

Below is a list of back-to-school dates and links to the following school district calendars:

Brunswick County School District: Monday, August 25.

Coastal Carolina University: Monday, August 18.

Darlington County School District: Monday, August 18.

Dillon County School District 3: Monday, August 18.

Dillon County School District 4: Monday, August 18.

Florence County School District 1: Monday, August 18.

Florence County School District 2: Monday, August 18.

Florence County School District 3: Monday, August 18.

Francis Marion University: Monday, August 18.

Georgetown County School District: Wednesday, August 20.

Horry County School District: Wednesday, August 20.

Horry Georgetown Technical College: Monday, August 25.

Marlboro County School District: Monday, August 18.

Marion County School District: Monday, August 18.

Robeson County School District: Monday, August 25.

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