September is Attendance Awareness Month
Parents and families are essential partners in promoting good attendance because they have the bottom-line responsibility for making sure their children get to school every day. Just as parents should focus on how their children are performing academically, they have a responsibility to set expectations for good attendance and to monitor their children’s absences, so that missed days don’t add up to academic trouble. Here are a few strategies to assist with this:
- Make getting students to school on time every day a top priority.
- Alert schools and community agencies to barriers that keep kids from attending class.
- Ask for and monitor data on chronic absence.
Take the time to read our Attendance Matter policy which was sent to parents this month. Let us know how we can best support you and your children so that they can show up for school on time everyday. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact your child’s school.