Whether it is their first-ever day of pre-kindergarten or kindergarten, or simply the first day back to a new school year, the beginning of a school year is an exciting time for students and families. But, it can create challenges as well. Fortunately, there is a wealth of information and resources available to parents to help them navigate. The Minnesota Department of Education has a web page dedicated to helping families find a variety of helpful information all in one place. Visit theBack-to-School page of the MDE website, then share the Back-to-School Toolkits with families in your community and let them know they can access the Related Links for more in-depth information about a range of topics that will be helpful as they prepare for the coming year.