September is celebrate attendance awareness month. As we start the 2018-19 school year we would like to remind you that your child’s attendance is important to us. Please work with your child and his/her teacher to help your child develop strong attendance. Your enthusiasm is a big boost to success.

Missing 10% of school can make it harder to learn to read. Students can fall behind if they miss just a day or two every few weeks. Arrive on time so as not to miss a single minute of instruction. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves. Start building this habit early so children learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.

Some things you can do at home

  • 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 he/she is truly sick
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents on advice on how to make them feel more 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
  • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session

Together we can achieve strong attendance!

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