HOW TO DEVELOP & MAINTAIN
GOOD ATTENDANCE HABITS
Make school part of your family's daily life.
Establish routines that your family sticks to every day and make sure the children in your family follow them. Have specific times for waking up, starting homework, and going to bed. Check in with your child in the evening to ask about her or his day at school. Monitor the use of electronics at night to make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep.
Keep in touch with your child's school.
Make sure your contact information is up to date in your child’s school. Maintain contact with your child's teachers to keep up with what's being taught and to keep an eye on your child's progress. You can also check your child's attendance through the Skyward Portal. It’s the best, 24/7 way, to access schedules, attendance, grades, and more.
Have a back-up plan in place.
Connect with other parents or members of your community to make a list of people you can reach out to for help for days that things don't go according to plan. Sometimes you will need help with things like getting your child to or from school.
Know how things work.
Know the school’s attendance policy. Understand what's being taught in the classroom and how you can help.
Review the school district calendar and schedule vacations, doctor and dental visits, and other appointments during school breaks or on the weekend, whenever possible.
Help your child with homework daily to send the message that you care about his/her success. Be sure to let your child's school know when he or she needs to miss school if you know in advance. If your child has to be absent from school, arrange to get a make-up packet from your child's teacher and complete the work with your student or ask a family member or friend to help out.