Did you know that your children can suffer academically if they miss 10 percent of school days? That works out to just one day every two weeks, and that can happen before you know it. So get your children off to a good start. Make sure they attend school on time every day…. Because Every Day Counts!
If your student will be absent, please notify the school office and follow up with a written note.
If you or your student have issues which are making it difficult to come to school every day, please contact the Social Worker in your zone.
If you are not happy with your child's grades, review the number of missed days of school --there is usually a correlation! Every day a student is absent, for whatever the reason--from being sick, doctor's appointment, missed school bus, suspended from school, family emergency....the list goes on--they miss essential classroom instruction which impacts grades.
If you are not happy with your child's grades and they have missed 10% of school days, they are considered to be "chronically absent" regardless of the reason. Again, the reason is because it impacts their learning.
If your child has missed too many days, here are some suggestions:
- Set up a parent/teacher conference with your child as a participant.
- Inquire about after-school tutoring opportunities.
- If medical/health concerns are the reason for high absenteeism, seek medical consultation, and contact the school nurse.
- If your child's behavior and/or lack of motivation towards school are possible reasons for missing school, contact your child's guidance counselor or Amy Herrmann (School Social Worker, Liberty Zone), to set up a meeting to discuss strategies and/or possible referrals to community agencies/programs.
YOU CAN HELP YOUR CHILD ACHIEVE SCHOOL SUCCESS!