Homes Available for Quick Move-in at Deerbrooke in Leander ISD
Getting back to school is all over the media and on the minds of parents and students alike. Parents who want to enroll their children in the top-rated Leander ISD – but don’t want to wait until next year – are in luck! Deerbrooke, a vibrant community in Leander, currently has homes in a variety of styles and sizes ready for quick move-in!
Tips for Starting the School Year Right
Ann Pleshette Murphy, author of “The 7 Stages of Motherhood,”and parenting expert Brenda Nixon, M.A., offer these tips for easing the transition of starting a new school year.
- Communicate with Your Child Care Provider.
One of the biggest stressors for preschoolers, such as those getting ready to start at Jim Plain Elementary, is whether Mom or Dad will be there to pick them up at the end of the school day. If your child care provider – whether that’s a babysitter, nanny or relative – will be meeting your child after school, make sure your child knows who they can expect to see.
- Ease Into a New Bed Time.
Putting your child to bed a little earlier each evening in the weeks prior to the start of the school year is easier on everyone than a sudden, drastic change to an earlier bed time. Making sure your child gets enough rest is important for many reasons – not the least of which is the ability to concentrate and do better in school.
- Get Organized.
Picking up all the items on the Wiley Middle School supply list is only the beginning. If medical forms, permission slips or similar items are required, make sure you have them completed and ready to go before the first day of school.
Students who are new to schools in the Leander ISD must provide:
- a copy of the student’s birth certificate
- proof of residency (lease/contract, current utility bill)
- the student’s Social Security card
- immunization record or affidavit of conscience exemption
- most recent report card and standardized test results
- withdrawal papers from your child’s previous school
- a photo identification of parent/guardian
- legal paperwork (divorce decrees, etc.)
Students who are returning to a school in the Leander ISD, such as Wiley Middle School, are required to be recertified each year. Leander ISD issues returning students a unique “Snapcode” by email.
Learn more about the Snapcode, as well as requirements for new and returning students, on the Leander ISD website under “How Do I.”
If you’re prepared and calm, your child will feel much better about the start of the school year.
- Involve Your Child in the Preparations.
Let your child accompany you on your school shopping trip, and allow them choose a few special items. Having the “right” lunch box or backpack can help your child feel excited about the start of the school year.
- Start Getting Your Child Familiar with the New Routine.
The first day of school will go much more smoothly if your child knows what to expect. Consider walking to the school – for example, Plain Elementary – in the weeks leading up to the school year and talking about the new routine. You might even want to take some photos of landmarks along the way to school, and create a booklet to help your child understand what the day will be like.
- Meet the Teacher.
Building a relationship with your child’s teacher at Jim Plain Elementary School before the first day of school is an important part of making sure your child feels comfortable. Tell the teacher know about any struggles your child may have, and let him or her know how you prefer to be contacted regarding your child’s progress in school.
- Share Memories with Your Child.
Tell your child about your favorite teachers, friends you made at school, or your favorite subjects. Sharing positive stories with your child can help create an expectation for a good experience.
- Relax and Stay Positive.
No matter how well prepared you are, back-to-school season can still be stressful. Try to set an example for your child attending Knox Wiley Middle School by staying calm and optimistic. Consider doing your school shopping for items on online to avoid crowds and chaotic situations.
- Do What You Can the Night Before.
Getting things ready the night before the first day of school can really help reduce morning chaos. Lay out clothes, backpacks, and anything else needed in the morning. Taking care of even a few details the night before can help get the day off to a calmer start.
- Watch the Clock.
No one likes to be rushed – and no one likes to be kept waiting. Preparing the night before can help make sure you and your child get out the door and to the school on time. If you’re picking your child up at the end of the school day, allow yourself plenty of time to get there. Being the last child waiting in the classroom can feel scary.
- Have a Small Celebration.
Find out what your children would like to do after their first day of school. It might be as simple as stopping at the park, or just having you listen to them tell you about their day.
Most of these tips are geared toward younger children, and aren’t as appropriate for students attending Tom Glenn High School. However, ideas such as preparing the night before and avoiding Back-to-School shopping crowds are helpful regardless of how old your student is. And even though Glenn High School – dubbed “the high school of the future” – is just across the street from Deerbrooke, being prepared can help mitigate unexpected delays or issues.
New Middle School Opening 2020
Plans for a new middle school to be located across from Glenn High School were announced recently. Stacy Danielson Middle School is named after a teacher and dance director at Cedar Park High School who passed away recently from colon cancer. The school district is currently in the process of determining attendance zones for the new middle school, which is expected to include outdoor learning spaces and a unique star-shaped design.
Now that you have information about what to expect when your child attends one of the excellent Leander ISD Schools, the next step is a home in the district. We invite you to come out and tour Deerbrooke, and see the available homes by highly respected builders such as Brohn Homes, Perry Homes, Sitterle Homes, and Monticello Homes.
Most of our builders are currently offering incentives for buyers. Monticello Homes is offering 50% off options on to-be-built homes, Perry Homes is offering $10,000 off the advertised price of homes purchased before 8/31/19, and Sitterle Homes is waiving closing costs when you purchase a new home by 8/31/19.