Happy New Year!
Here's a great checklist for secondary ESE teachers. Over the last 17 years, I've had more to do at the beginning of the school year, and less time to do it in. This checklist helps me stay focused and organized during my prep time, and once it's done, I feel ready for the first day.
If you are interested in any of the files or forms mentioned on the checklist, let me know. If you have unique needs, I'd love to help you out with them.