We often use the simple present tense to talk about scheduled future event.

For example, The train leaves at 6 AM tomorrow.

Children go to school according to a fixed timetable that is set up by their school depending on the schedule.

Is it correct to say to your child "you go to school tomorrow" when that event is a part of a school time-table or she is scheduled to go to school tomorrow?

I don't know why not many native speakers want to answer this question, but I would expect a common expression that native speakers often say in this situation.

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The expression you ask about,
"You go to school tomorrow."
is normal and idiomatic in response to a question such as
"When do I start school?" or something similar.

You might also say it unprompted by a question, with an explanation:
"Stop playing video games and go to bed. You [have to] go to school tomorrow."
The "have to" is optional. You could also say simply "You have school tomorrow."

  • And when do we say "You will go to school tomorrow" as some native speakers suggested.
    – Tom
    Sep 7, 2020 at 4:13
  • You could say that, but it sounds more formal. You might say if for emphasis, for example, if the child says "I don't want to go to school tomorrow!" Sep 7, 2020 at 4:18

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