Attendance Matters - Parent Tips

Showing Up Matters in Every Grade Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student's academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job. One absence amounts to missing more than 5 hours of classroom instruction and learning. ATTEND TODAY ACHIEVE TOMORROW ATTENDANCE WORKS www.attendanceworks.org DID YOU KNOW? Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks. Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job. Absences can be a sign that bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school. By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a scores WHAT CAN YOU DO? Make school attendance a priority Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day; 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. let your unless truly sick. Complaints headaches stomach aches may be signs anxiety Help your student stay engaged Find out if your child feels engaged by his classes. Make sure she is not missing class because of behavioral issues and school discipline policies. If any of these are problems, work with your school. Stay on top of academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors if necessary Stay on top of your child's social contacts. Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can feel isolated Encourage meaningful afterschool activities, including sports and clubs. Communicate with the school Know the school's attendance policy - incentives and penalities. Talk to teachers if you notice sud den changes in behavior. These could be tied to something going on at school. Check on your child's attendance to be sure absences are not piling up Ask for help from school officials, afterschool programs, other parents or community agencies if you're having trouble getting your child to school Provided by Campbell Union School District www.campbellusd.org Adapted from source: https://awareness.attendanceworks.org

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Showing Up Matters in Every Grade Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student's academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job. One absence amounts to missing more than 5 hours of classroom instruction and learning. ATTEND TODAY ACHIEVE TOMORROW ATTENDANCE WORKS www.attendanceworks.org DID YOU KNOW? Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks. Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job. Absences can be a sign that bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school. By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a scores WHAT CAN YOU DO? Make school attendance a priority Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day; 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. let your unless truly sick. Complaints headaches stomach aches may be signs anxiety Help your student stay engaged Find out if your child feels engaged by his classes. Make sure she is not missing class because of behavioral issues and school discipline policies. If any of these are problems, work with your school. Stay on top of academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors if necessary Stay on top of your child's social contacts. Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can feel isolated Encourage meaningful afterschool activities, including sports and clubs. Communicate with the school Know the school's attendance policy - incentives and penalities. Talk to teachers if you notice sud den changes in behavior. These could be tied to something going on at school. Check on your child's attendance to be sure absences are not piling up Ask for help from school officials, afterschool programs, other parents or community agencies if you're having trouble getting your child to school Provided by Campbell Union School District www.campbellusd.org Adapted from source: https://awareness.attendanceworks.org

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