Posted in on August 16, 2019

The first day of school is finally here, which probably comes as a relief to some parents and with a sense of sadness to some students who probably got used to their wonderful summer sleep schedules and the sharpening of their Fortnite skills. 

We want you to have a great first day in the Arlington ISD and we’ve got you covered here with five tips for a fun first day for you and your kiddo/s. 

  1. Time management.The first day traffic is always a little challenging so be prepared. And very important to note  – the start and finish times for classes have changed this year. Elementary times are 8:10 a.m. to 3:35 p.m., junior high times are 8:45 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. and high school times are 7:35 a.m. to 3 p.m. Now there’s no excuse for being tardy on the first day.  
  2. Eat up.First off hopefully your child has had a good breakfast before they get to school. But if that’s not the case, don’t worry about it. We’ve got you covered in the AISD for both breakfast and lunch if needed. Don’t know if you want to bring your lunch or eat at school? Take a look at our menus and see if that helps. They’re all there for you. And remember through the Community Eligibility Provision 25 of our campuses will offer free breakfast and lunch to all students. More information about that can be found here.  
  3. Document it all.This one is a no-brainer. Whether it’s kindergarten, first grade, eighth grade or your kid’s final year of school, the first day of school pic is a must. And in addition to posting it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, please take a second and use the hashtag #ExperienceAISD. That’s what we’re going to do when we’re spending the first day of school with Dr. Cavazos. We want to see all the great first day picture you have, too! 
  4. Be prepared.You’ve got everything you need to make the first day an easy one for the kiddo, right? Backpacks, new kicks, haircut, school supplies. Well if you’ve got three out of the four but still aren’t sure about what’s needed for the classes, don’t worry about that. Just check out the school supply list here to see if you’ve got the right pencils and papers.  
  5. Relax. There’s a chance you’ve got a little anxiety, too. It’ll be just fine. Your children are in great hands. And if you’re really missing them, that’s even better. Family time will be fun. And just remember the first school holiday is just two weeks away as we are off of school for Labor Day Sept. 2.  


From all of us at the Arlington ISD, we wish you a fantastic first day of school!