Back To School In Myrtle Beach

South Carolina Tax-Free Weekend - August 5th -7th

An annual reminder that summer is ending for students is Tax-Free Weekend! A great time to get out and prepare for the school year and support our local businesses, tax-free items ranging from clothing to school supplies and computers are exempt from the state's 6% Sales Tax and any applicable local taxes. You can check out the  SC Department of Revenue for complete details. Back to School Survival Guide

New To Myrtle Beach? This Top 10 List Is Just For You!

Our team is dedicated to helping new families relocate to the Myrtle Beach area, and whether you have moved across town or many miles, getting back into the grove can be hard! This TOP 10 List of things to know will help you easily navigate the next few weeks! 

Top 10 Things Parents Need To Know 

The Grand Strand 2022 school year begins in the third week of August, with Horry and Georgetown County students returning to school on Monday, August 15th. In Horry County, Kindergartners will only attend one assigned day during the first week of school. To make sure your child is prepared for their first day of school, check out Horry County School District's top things parents should know for back to school:

  1. Prepare for a schedule change with these genius parenting hacks
    Ease the change from lazy summer days to early school mornings with these great ideas for back to school from Good Housekeeping. Our favorite tip is turning your entryway into a well-organized command center!

  2. Buy School Supplies
    Take the guessing out of it and shop by the supply list. Find your Horry County school supply lists here. For Georgetown County school supply lists, visit your school’s website for more details. 

  3. Attend School Open Houses
    This is a great time to introduce your child to their new school, teacher, and classmates. Horry County schools open house calendar can be found here. The Georgetown Registration Orientation calendar can be found here.

  4. Get a Fresh Haircut
    Pigtails & Crewcuts is the best place on the Grand Strand to have your little one’s hair cut. This ultra kid-friendly hair salon in Myrtle Beach even hosts birthday parties! While you are at it, get blown away by the service, experience, and expertise at Mirage Hair Studio, only two doors down from Pigtails & Crewcuts.

  5. Health Records
    Make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date. If your child is participating in any sports programs, make sure not to forget that sports physical!

  6. Figure Out The Bus Route
    Visit your school’s transportation page for bus safety rules, bus stop locations, and regulations.

  7. Check Calendars & Bell Schedules
    Stay informed of important dates and deadlines, and be sure to arrive on time by knowing your child’s start-end times.

  8. Dress To Impress… And To Code
    Whether it's a uniform or not, there is a dress code. Reviewing your school's handbook will send your student to school in dress code style.

  9. Learn More About School Lunch Programs
    Find out the School Lunch menus, reach out for assistance for free or reduced meals, and prepay for the year’s meals all from your school’s website.

  10. Get Connected… Stay Connected
    Stay in communication with your child’s teacher by downloading any mobile applications used by your school. Follow your school on social media for more updates throughout the year. Sign up for your school’s online payment portal, where you can save all your school-related expenses.

Back-to-school shopping is just the beginning of getting ready for the first day back to school. From bus routes and school lunches to Immunization records and sports physicals, parents must know many things before the first day of school. Following these tips and parenting hacks will prepare you and your family for the first day of school.

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