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Did you know September is School Attendance Awareness Month?

We realize some absences are for health or other reasons, but when students are absent two or more days a month (or 18 days over the school year), they can fall far behind in what they learn. Excused and unexcused absences both mean missing classroom learning time. Absences can add up. Missing just two days every month puts students at risk of falling behind.
Some Attendance Tips:
• Make sure your students keep a regular bedtime and establish important routines during the school year.
• Turn off all electronics including TVs, phones, and tablets prior to bedtime.
• Make sure clothes and pack backpacks are ready the night before.
• Check with our school nurse or office staff if you are not sure about when to keep your child home due to illness.
• Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
• Work with the school to get a prearranged absence if you know ahead of time your student is going to be absent.
• Talk to teachers, counselors, or school administration if your student feels anxious about going to school.
• Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, neighbor, or another parent to take your student to school.
Please contact your school if you need additional supports regarding school attendance.
Contact: CSEC Attendance & Main Office Coordinator, Christal Welch - 719-955-4697