It's that time of year again. Early morning wake-ups, a hurried breakfast, packing lunches, racing to catch the bus, piles of homework and those late-night school projects. Setting kids up for school success takes a secure, safe home, healthy meals, and caregivers who can help children navigate the responsibilities of homework and learning, as well as the social aspects of school. For many Montana families these are not always easy tasks. If you know a family struggling to provide their children resources for school, remind them to fill out the application for the Free and Reduced Meal program and pass along the other helpful resources we've listed below.

Wishing all of Montana's children a safe and happy return to school.