Show Them the Way. If your child is new to the school, show your child her classroom, what entrance and exit to use and where the bathroom is located. If they're taking the bus, visit the bus stop location and explain how to get on and off, especially if it’s the first time. Show them the drop off and pick up spot at school, too—if you’re not sure where it will be, call the school ahead of time to find out.
Some schools will allow you to take a tour during the summer and arrange to meet the teacher. Encourage a sense of ownership on the tour: “This is your school, your gymnasium, your lunch room...”