A new school year especially in a new state/school for us this year brings lots of changes. One major change, that I am a huge fan of is uniforms. While my children do attend public school, the district we live in has a uniform policy. Although this means more laundry for me, mornings are easier in terms of what you can or can not wear.
The start of a school year also means afterschool activities. My kids are very active and while we encourage them to do outside activities we limit each child to 1 activity per season. For the Fall we have 1 playing football, 4 playing soccer, and 1 in gymnastics. I like to call it "organized chaos." As long as everything goes on the calendar we are good to go!
Is your family in "back to school " mode like us? Are your kids involved after school activities? What strategies do you have for making the school year run smooth?