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Tips for Parents

How to Improve Your Child’s School Attendance

  • Talk with your child about the importance of attending school regularly.
  • Avoid scheduling family trips or doctor appointments during school hours.
  • Make sure your child stays healthy by eating nutritious food and getting enough sleep and exercise.
  • Don’t accept excuses for why your child “must” miss or be late for school.
  • Discuss with your child what happened at school each day.
  • Support school rules and consequences for being tardy.
  • Show your child why education is important. Give specific examples of how education helps people succeed.
  • Lead by example. If children see parents taking off work for no real reason, they may expect to be able to do the same thing.
  • Research shows that attendance is the single most important factor in school success.​

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