Tips for Arriving to School on Time and Attending School Daily
- Talk with your child about feelings and fears, which helps reduce them.
- Emphasize the positive aspects of going to school; being with friends, learning a favorite subject, recess
- Arrange an informal meeting with your child’s teacher, away from the classroom.
- Allow your child to have their own alarm clock. Our school can help your family purchase an alarm clock if necessary.
- Develop a regular daily routine for getting ready for bed at night and for school in the morning.
- Have your child shower the night before school, pick out their clothes, and get their backpack and lunch ready to go before going to bed.
- Make sure your child is getting a good night’s rest. An earlier bedtime may help. No electronics late into the night!
- Count down the time before leaving. “We have ten more minutes before we need to leave.”
- Go over self-help techniques with your child, such as deep breathing or self talk, to learn to calm themselves down.
- Be firm with your limits. Allowing a child to stay home will often increase their resistance to attending school.
- Meet with the school social worker for extra guidance and support. (Aleksi Poirier, firstname.lastname@example.org)
A reminder of the District Policy, “All students are expected to be in class and on time every school day, in every class.”
- Notification of Attendance Letter: 5 unexcused absences
- 1st Citation Letter: 8 unexcused absences
- 2nd Citation Letter: 10 unexcused absences
- 3 tardies equal 1 absence