Pay Attention to Attendance! :)

DID YOU KNOW?


• Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.


• 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 scores.


• Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job.


WHAT YOU CAN DO!

• 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.




Help your teen stay engaged!

• 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.


Communicate with the school!

• Know the school’s attendance policy – incentives and penalities


• Talk to teachers if you notice sudden 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.


ATTEND our Workshop!!!!!

• Come to Regent Middle's Workshop to learn more about the importance of attendance and all of the fun things we can do to help raise attendance! The workshop will begin this Thursday, June 20th from 6-7!