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Provo City School District

Wasatch Elementary School

  • 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, aleksip@provo.edu)

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
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