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.

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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.

Photo courtesy of Vernors &
Photo courtesy of Vernors &

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.

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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.

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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.

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