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I don't feel tardy: The ultimate 'Back to School' survival guide

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Parents search for last-minute school supplies before their students head back to class.

Sometimes things arrive early and it's cause for celebration. Sometimes things arrive early and it's too soon to wear wool pants. August 14, 2012 is the first day of school for students of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and we figured you might like a little help jumpstarting the season.

From fashions to supplies, from study tips to tech solutions, from what to pack for lunch to where to pin the bus number on the sleeve, KPCC has you covered with expert guides from specialized corners of the internet playground.

Please share in the comments below your best "Back to School" pro tips, guidelines, suggestions, and links!


1. New and bestselling backpacks (Amazon)

2. 30 days of back to school outfits (Seventeen)

3. 21 Back-to-School Lunches Kids Will Love (RealSimple)