The #1 Guide For A Perfect Michigan Back To School Season
It is back-to-school season!
Do you feel ready for it?
In order to prepare properly, I have created a list of the best ways to have the perfect Michigan Back to School season.
If you bump into someone else in the hallway, say OPE!
If you want to be a true Michigander or Midwestern, you have to say OPE when you are surprised.
OPE is a way to express when you are surprised!
If someone offers you a can of Faygo or Vernors, say yes immediately!
Being given a Faygo or Vernors is literally a rite of passage for a Michigan friendship.
You get bonus points if you return the favor.
Even if you do not like Faygo or Vernors, just take it anyways.
Make sure your back-to-school gear is all winterproof.
If you plan to not buy waterproof backpacks and shoes, you will be in for a rude awakening.
You may end up with soggy homework.
Do not be alarmed at the tractors in the school parking lot.
If you are from a certain part of Michigan, you are aware of what goes down.
However, if you are not familiar, I will educate you.
When you see tractors at the schools, it is all in the name of agriculture.
Michigan schools are allowed to drive tractors to school once a year for "Farmer Day."
No need to pack a lunch!
You may be reading this and thinking, "Clearly Lisha is crazy."
While you are not completely wrong, there is a new initiative that makes it so you do not have to bring lunches to school anymore.
The state passed a budget that provides funding for no-cost healthy breakfasts and lunches for all public school students from Pre-K through 12th grade.
The program, "Healthy School Meals for All" will begin on the first day of the 2023-2024 school year.
According to ABC 13,
"The free meal program will also encourage, but not require, school districts to meet dietary restrictions, including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and, upon request, kosher, halal, and any allergy restrictions as confirmed by a doctor's note."
As of now, the Healthy School Meals for All is only budgeted for this school year so it may not be available next year unless it is budgeted in.