Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in Kindergarten and continuing through highschool. Missing 10 percent, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student's academic success. Here are someeasy tips you can follow to make sure your children don’t miss out:

  • Don’t Make Others Sick

    • Your child should stay home for at least 24 hours if:
    • Running a fever of 100 degrees or more
    • Vomiting more than once or has diarrhea
    • Having flu-like symptoms like fever, cough, sore throat, chills, aches and pains.

     Make school attendance a priority

    • Talk about the importance of showing up to school everyday, make that the expectation.
    • Don’t let your child stay home unless truly sick.
    • If your child is being bullied, go to the counselor or assistant principal for help IMMEDIATELY.
    • Schedule trips when school is not in session.
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  • Appointment Times Matter

    • Schedule appointments outside of regular school hours.
    • Listen to the Nurse
    • Talk to the school nurse FIRST before deciding to take your child home from school.

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    Tips for Parents

    • Turn in excuse notes within 5 days after the absence.
    • All excuse notes will be reviewed to see if they meet the state or district guidelines to be excused.
    • Your excuse notes can be emailed to the school’s attendance office.
  • Absences and being late to school can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.


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    Attendance Clerk
    Jennifer Jurado
    ext: 42806