Often we measure success in school based on class grades and end of the year tests. While those are important, it is also important to think about your child's attendance! Attendance is an invaluable tool that can determine if your child will be successful or not. Also, attendance habits learned at an early age transfer over into adulthood. If school attendance isn't important, then their future job attendance may not be important either.
Make school attendance a priority!
• Talk about the importance of showing up to school everyday, make that the expectation.
• Help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
• Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day.
• Don’t let your child stay home unless truly sick. Complaints of headaches or stomach aches may be signs of anxiety.
If you have questions about your child's attendance, please call us at 606-287-8351.