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Get Set for the New School Year in Hastings

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. - Back to school shopping is only one of the many important things to take care of when getting kids ready to return to class. Now that school is just a couple of weeks away there is plenty to check off your to-do list

Are your kids up to date on all their shots and immunizations ? You can check out the vaccine requirements for New York State by clicking here to see if you're ready.

If you are always making your children's lunch for school, here are a few tips on how to make those lunches even healthier. A healthy meal can keep children more alert throughout the day and more attentive in class.

USA.gov also offers assistance for families with a National School Lunch program, which provides free or low-cost lunches to eligible families. The program is open for students up to 18 years of age.

Is this your child's first year riding the bus by themselves? Don't worry here are some tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to help keep your kids safe.

If you want to get warmed up before classes there are plenty of free worksheets and class activities online you can print out. Get a head start before classes are in session.

Most notably, of course, is back to school shopping, which is in full swing now. Some of the new sneakers, clothes and regular school supplies can get pricey. Check out a few tips from ABC News on how to save some money when back to school shopping.

What are some of the things you make sure to do when getting the kids ready for the classroom? Let us know below in the comments section or on Facebook or Twitter .

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