Spotlight on Attendance

January 8th, 2018

Spotlight on Attendance

Good Attendance is Important Because:

  • Children and teenagers learn to read and write proficiently
  • Each grade provides the building blocks to understand math in the next grade
  • Children and teenagers learn how to be good students
  • Students learn how to interact with others and have fun when they are in school
  • Students acquire the skills needed to be successful in college and beyond

What You Can Do as Parents / Guardians:

  • Set a regular bed time and morning routine
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before
  • Don’t let your child stay home unless your child is truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make he/she feel comfortable and excited about learning
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor or another parent
  • If at all possible, avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session