Yes, it's right around the corner. I read an article about making back to school life easier, and here is a summary:
- if you send lunches, make yourself a lunch making drawer. Keep everything you need in there, from baggies, small containers, and refillable bottles
- create a study/homework space for your child. Preferably a place with parental supervision, and a place where they can leave their homework. Some children work best with background noise, so a quiet space may not be what you are looking for.
- start routines on the very first day