Attendance Matters...a lot!
A day here and there may not seem like a big deal, but it adds up! As little as 15 days a year (That's 2 days a month) could seriously impact your child's learning. Missing this much school is considered chronic absence. Chronically absent kids are less likely to read at their grade level, stay on top of their school work, or make it to their high school graduation.
Parents, you are key to making sure your child gets to school as much as possible! Here are some pointers:
- Find out if there is something making your child not want to go to school, such as anxiety, depression, or bullying. If so, start talking to your child's teacher and school to work on solutions.
- Create a relationship with your child's teacher and school. They can help make school feel like a place your child wants to be and help your child not fall behind in class.
- Plan appointments and vacations outside of school hours.
- Set a regular bedtime and morning routine.
- Have your child join clubs, sports teams, or other activities that encourage regular school attendance.
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