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Student Attendance

An education means a brighter future

It gives your child the opportunity to:

  • Gain knowledge and skills for future success
  • Discover new interests
  • Develop positive relationships
  • Learn how to manage time
  • Learn how to set goals - and reach them
  • Prepare for college, work or the military

                           

The Dangers of Truancy

An unexcused absence from school is called truancy.  Truancy puts students at risk for many problems, including:

  • poor grades
  • involvement with gangs
  • teen pregnancy
  • alcohol or other drug use
  • criminal behavior

Truancy also increases the risk that students will drop out of school.  And high school dropouts are more likely to:

  • be unemployed
  • earn less money than high school and college graduates
  • be dependant on public assistance
  • serve time in prison

MAKE REGULAR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE A TOP GOAL FOR YOUR CHILD

Be Involved

Students have better attendance, and more success in school when parents are involved

You play a big role in your child's success at school!

Set Limits on:

  • watching TV
  • surfing the internet
  • playing video games
  • working at part-time jobs

Ask specific questions about school, such as:

  • What did you learn today?
  • Who did you talk to today?
  • Do you have homework?

SET HIGH EXPECTATIONS

OFFER ENCOURAGEMENT AND PRAISE