Ready for school? It’s only July, but that first day of the 2015-2016 school year will be here before you know it. So when is the first day of school? Although teachers begin their preparations August 14, the doors open for students a couple weeks later, on August 31. That gives you 42 days to prepare (and here’s a handy counter to help you count it down). Don’t put it off for too long!

We’ve put together a few links to help get you on your way.

The 2015-2016 Carroll County Public Schools Calendar

You are going to need this on a daily basis. Download the PDF file or get the CSV schedule to upload it to your digital calendar.

School Supplies Can Be Expensive; Plan Ahead

Many of the schools post school supply lists on their sites, and some of them already have posted it for the upcoming year. Here is the list of Official School Websites to help you find your school website.

Finally, if you want to catch some deals on school supplies, you can never start planning too early. Here’s a great guide on how to save on back-to-school shopping.