Everyone can make a difference in improving school attendance by building awareness that going to school every day is vital for student success. A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn, engage, and foster important relationships. There are many ways, as a community, that we can help our students to attend school regularly.
Parents can help their children by setting reasonable and consistent bedtime hours and morning routines. Principals can recognize good and improved attendance in their schools. After-school and early education providers can incorporate fun and exciting activities that make students eager to get to school on time. School Business Partners can assist with celebrating great attendance. For more information on how to play a more active role in building the habit of good attendance, visit the Attendance Awareness Month website. There is a Toolkit provided that includes graphics for use in newsletters or social media posts.