School is about to start for many of us, or has already started in some counties near Richmond. It is a new year in many ways: getting a new schedule, learning who the new teachers are, gathering school supplies and organizing for a successful year regardless of what grade your child/children may be starting. For parents who are separated or divorced, your custody schedule may include afternoons and/or overnights with the other parent. Having a coordinated approach to making sure homework gets done, projects are completed, tests are studied for is important. Find a way to easily share the volumes of information that come home from school; make sure that each parent has access to the school’s online resources; create a study space with adequate supplies in each home even for weekend studies. Good co-parenting throughout the school year is part of your child’s academic success.