Parents, you can help promote good attendance by using these tips from Attendance Works. For more ideas, check out their website at www.attendanceworks.org
- Establish and stick to basic routines (going to bed early, waking up on time, etc.).
- Talk to your student about why going to school every day is critical and important unless they are sick. If your child seems reluctant to go to school, find out why and work with their teacher, school adjustment counselor, or administrator.
- Come up with back up plans for who to turn to (another family member, a neighbor, or fellow parents) to help you get your student to school if something comes up.
- Reach out for help if you are experiencing tough times (e.g. transportation, unstable housing, loss of a job, health problems, etc.) that make it difficult to get your student to school. Other parents, your student's teacher, school adjustment counselor, administrator, or school nurse, can help you problem solve or connect you to a needed resource.
- If you student has to be absent, work with their teacher to make sure she or he has an opportunity to learn and make up the academics missed.