I think I am a little late on this suggestion, but I have 3 kids in the public school. This year, my older kids took my youngest on a bicycle ride to his school to show him his classroom and to have him accustomed to what he'd see the first day. Yes, he's in 3rd grade now and can make his way on his own. But, it was nice to have his sisters showing him the school they went to (and did his parents and two grandparents).
Now, he now where to go when he walks in the building for the first time this year. He knows what the room looks like, and he'll have fewer surprises. Keeping kids happy, mellow, clear-headed and without fear gets easier as our children get older. But, it's important to help out when our kids are young.
So, while the weekend is upon us, we'll be finishing off our school supply list, and reviewing the school calendar - see if there is a time when the doors to your child's school will be open before Tuesday's mad rush. It might make the difference between a good start and a great start.
Have a wonderful school year.