Help your child be successful at school
Information from the Social Work Department.
Good attendance is key.
Did you know:
- Beginning in Kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
- Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read.
- Students can fall behind if they miss a day or two every few weeks.
- Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
- School attendance contributes to a good sense of self and pro social skills.
- Children must learn that regular and punctual attendance is important.
What parents can do:
- Set a regular bed time and morning routine.
- Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
- Do not let your child stay home unless truly sick.
- If your child is anxious about attending school you can talk with the teacher or school social worker for additional support.
- Avoid medical appointments or trips throughout school year.
- Be enthusiastic and interested about your children’s school day.
As a parent it is your responsibility to ensure your child gets to school every day and on time. You are the person your child looks to for support and affirmation. You can make the difference.
For more information, please visit www.attendanceworks.org.Visit - Home (The Buzz Board)