Here are a few tips that may help:
• Prepare by altering bedtimes by 15 minutes each night to gently ease back into school night sleep patterns.
• If early mornings are hard for you, or your student, consider a request for a late start modification or alternate schooling hours.
• a.) If you are a parent of a CVS patient consider putting in a request for a 504, IEP or review in writing to the school’s 504 coordinator. If the school tells you that your student is not eligible, CC the district or send directly to the school district. Don't feel bad about making changes, fine tune or address needs of the student as you see fit.
b.) If you are a CVS patient in college, consider putting in a request at the disability office for accommodations.
• When you can, work with your school's nurse and teachers, to ensure that you have access to resources and relief aids that you may need.
• Be prepared and consider challenges that you, or your student, may have. Anything you can do to mitigate or avoid potential triggers can go a long way. If you are unsure about what your triggers are, consider keeping a daily log or journal to track them.
• It never hurts to ask what others are doing about school in support groups, at school, at the hospital, online searches, etc. There is also the option to consult Childlife at your local hospital for schooling options that have worked for other kids they help.
• If you are a parent considering homeschool, homebound, or other virtual options make sure to consider the time that you will need to contribute.
• When considering the different schooling options find out what the attendance policy is. Some can be as little, in person, as a few hours a week with the rest of the learning remote.