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Jump In Always!

It is important to make sure your child stays on the track to a better future. That is why we want to make school attendance a weekly family and community goal. When a child is chronically absent, they can miss important milestones, like reading on grade level by third grade.

Do you make attendance a top priority in your family? To make sure your child stays on the right track, strive to miss no more than 5 days of school each year.

We understand that there can be many obstacles families face when it comes to attendance, including transportation, safety and illness. But just practicing good school-ready habits can make a big difference day-to-day.

Here are a few quick tips to help make a school-ready routine for your family:

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Plan B!

Have back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, neighbor, or another parent for help.

Prep Nightly!

Layout clothes and pack backpacks the night before to make it easier to get out the door in the morning.

Bedtime!

Set a regular bedtime and morning routine to get your child ready for the school day.

Schedule around school!

Avoid making medical appointments and taking long trips during school hours.

Talk it out!

If your child seems anxious about school, talk to teachers or counselors for advice on how to make school comfortable and exciting.
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Jump In Always!

It is important to make sure your child stays on the track to a better future. That is why we want to make school attendance a weekly family and community goal. When a child is chronically absent, they can miss important milestones, like reading on grade level by third grade.

Do you make attendance a top priority in your family? To combat chronic absenteeism and to make sure your child stays on the right track, strive to miss no more than 5 days of school each year.

We understand that there can be many obstacles families face when it comes to attendance, including transportation, safety and illness. Check out the resources listed below to see how you can work towards better attendance for your child.
Did you know?
Missing a day of school may not seem like a big deal, but those absences can add up to something big:
 
  • Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.

  • Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.

  • Being late to school may lead to
    poor attendance.

  • Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.

 
Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.