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Patch's Guide to Go Back to School

School starts in two short weeks. Are you ready?

With  (s, , , and ) starting on Aug. 22 and beginning classes on Aug. 17, parents are starting to get ready for another school year to start.

Drake parents can get all their Back to School information by clicking here. School for the high school starts on Aug. 17, but school picture day is Aug. 16 and athletic physicals (required for all students participating in school sports) can be completed either by a family doctor or at Drake on Aug. 13. Back to School Night for parents to walk through their kid's schedule is Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

And, Drake parents, don't forget those pesky summer assignments -- all available right here, in case your student "forgot."

The Ross Valley elementary schools start Aug. 22 -- full school year calendar here.

Measure A construction is underway at the schools, check back for a full update. And a was rolled out at the beginning of the summer.

With all the buzz as kids get ready to head back to the classroom, the question for local parents has to be 'when will the back-to-school shopping ever be over?'

While we can't help you shop – not that I don't love a good spree – we can suggest some local places that can make the exhausting experience a little more enjoyable.

Good luck!

Back to School Supplies:

  •  -- books
  •  – paper goods, supplies
  •  – art supplies, art classes for kids
  •  – art supplies
  •  – music supplies
  •  – general supplies
  •  – drug store, supplies
  •  – drug store, household items

Back to School Clothes:

  •  – children's clothes and accessories
  •  – new and semi-used clothes for kids
  •  – fun clothes and accessories
  •  – fun girls clothes and shoes
  •  – clothes, household accessories
  •  – shoes

Did we miss anything?

Daniel Ezell August 04, 2011 at 06:11 PM
Golden Gate Tutoring Center is offering back-to-school Crash Courses and family workshops in most subjects beginning Tuesday, August 9. Our workshops are designed to bring both students and parents up to speed for the new school year. Please visit our website for more information. http://goldengatetutoring.com/camps.html#CrashCourses
Coral August 04, 2011 at 09:21 PM
Miracle Mile Computer Repair is offering a Tune-Up Special, particularly helpful for those heading to college and high school. Who wants to spend precious homework time staring at an hourglass, or have your assignments eaten up by a nasty virus. Stop by 52 Greenfield Avenue, San Anselmo, Call 578.0469, or check us out at www.MiracleMileCR.com

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