Dear Parents,

It can be extremely difficult for a parent to drop off a child who is upset about coming to school. It may be heartbreaking to leave your child in tears and feeling helpless leaving them in the hands of the teacher. School refusal and separation anxiety are common experiences at the beginning of the school year. To help with this transition School Social Workers and other professionals recommend trying the following ideas:

If your student continues to struggle with attending school, you may consider meeting with a professional for further evaluation to explore other possible causes for the behavior. For more information, see attachments.Aleksi Poirer, CSW District Social Worker, PCSD