Published: Aug 07, 2014 7:03 AM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- About 500 new Lee County teachers are attending orientation today, to learn the ins and outs of their new job and get ready for your kids on August 18.

There are some things you can do to get your kids ready to head back to the classroom.

The district recommends your kids transition from the summer schedule back to the school year sleep schedule so they are on track come August 18. Bus schedules are expected to be released tomorrow, so check your child's bus stop and route. Also, you can take practice runs to the bus stop with your child so they know where to go.

Lee, Charlotte, and Collier County students all go back to class August 18.

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