Attendance is the key to school success
You know how important attendance is at work—if you miss even one day, it can take a while to catch up on the work you missed.
Attendance is just as important for your child at school. Learning builds day by day—if your child misses even one day of school, he can fall behind. The skills children are taught at school improve with practice. When children read every day, they learn to read faster and understand what they read better. When they do math every day, they learn to solve problems more quickly.
To promote regular school attendance:
• Avoid scheduling family trips or doctor appointments during school hours.
• Discuss what happened at school each day. This shows your child that school is important.
• Make sure your child eats healthy foods and gets enough sleep.
If your child must miss school, talk with his teacher about how he can make up any missed assignments.
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