EVERY SCHOOL DAY, EVERY CLASS MATTERS!
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.
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.
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.