Attendance - What Can You Do?

posted Oct 10, 2016, 10:34 AM by Patty Gelbrich   [ updated Oct 10, 2016, 10:35 AM ]
We've been writing about the importance of having your child to school on time, every day.  What are some ways to help with that?  Here are some tips!  
*Set a regular bedtime and morning routine.
*Lay out clothing and pack backpacks and lunches the night before.
*Make sure your child has the required shots and appointments.
*Don't let your child stay home unless she/he is truly sick.  Keep in mind complaints of a stomach or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
*If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make her/him feel comfortable and excited about school and 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 or trips when school is in session.

Thanks for all of your help families!  Team efforts make a  huge difference...