Sometimes, it can be hard to tell when sick is too sick for school. You want to make sure your child is healthy and gets the healing time he or she needs and you don't want to get other people sick. At the same time, you know it is important for your child's future and success to be going to school as much as possible.
Download the poster below to help you decide when your child should go to school, when your child would benefit from staying home, and when your child needs medical treatment.
Remember, if your child is absent, they should return to school with a parent note, or even better, a doctor's note. If your child is experiencing chronic illness or significant medical difficulties, please be sure to connect with your child's teacher, the school nurse, or the school counselor. We're all on your team to help you child achieve success!
Did you know that a student can still fall behind in school even if they only miss a day or two of school every few weeks?
Did you know that absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help students catch up?
Did you know that missing 10% of days (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read?
Find out what you can do to make attendance a habit by downloading the poster, below.
-Setting a regular bedtime and morning routine
-Not letting your child stay home unless he or she is truly sick
-Developing back-up plans with family members, neighbors, or other support systems for getting to school in case something comes up
If you are finding it difficult to develop the habit of attendance with your child, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher or me, Mary Humphries, School Counselor at 717-786-2546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know that 1 out of every 10 kids in Kindergarten and 1st grade are chronically absent?
Did you know that only 41% of kids who are chronically absent during those formative years are able to read on grade level after 3rd grade?
Attendance in the early years can have a HUGE impact on your child's future and success in school. Check out the Attendance in the Early Years poster, below, to learn more about what you can do to help your child be successful!
If you are having difficulty getting your child to school each day and need support, contact your child's teacher or me, Mary Humphries, school counselor, at 717-786-2546 or email@example.com.
We’re celebrating our ATTENDANCE HEROES this month, with special morning announcements and communications with you about the importance of attendance.
Additionally, I am challenging each class to have as many days of perfect attendance as they can in the month of September. For each day that a class has everyone in attendance, that class will earn a letter in the word “Perfect Attendance.” The first 3 classes that are able to spell “Perfect Attendance” will receive a special prize!
Please remember that if you child will be missing a day of school, it is essential that you contact the office on the day of the absence and that your child brings an excuse note or doctor’s note upon his or her return.
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