School Attendance Tips

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Absences can add up quickly. A child is chronically absent if he or she misses just two days every month!! Clearly going to school regularly matters! We don’t want your child to fall behind in school and get discouraged. Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time.   Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance:

  • Make sure your children keep a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • Ensure your children go to schoResources to help your child attend school every dayol every day unless they are truly sick
  • Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
  • Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your children feel anxious about going to school.
  • Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, neighbor, or another parent to take your child to school.

Anytime away from academic instruction matters, so let us know how we can best support you and your children for prompt arrival to school everyday.

School Attendance Facts

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Did you know:

  • Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade?
  • By 6th grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school?
  • By 9th grade good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than 8th grade test scores?

Anytime away from academic instruction matters, so let us know how we can best support you and your children for prompt arrival to school everyday.