Tips for Families

Tips for Families

  • Talk to your child about the importance of daily attendance and how it helps his/her learning. 
  • Make school attendance a priority and your expectation for your child. 
  • Only let your child stay home if he/she is truly sick. 
  • The Sick Day Guidelines for Families may be helpful, if you are not sure if you should keep your child at home due to illness.
  • Contact the school every time your child will be absent.
  • Your child is responsible to make up any missed school work. 
  • Make every effort to schedule doctor, dentist, and other appointments after school hours. If your child must be out of school for an appointment, get him/her back to school for at least part of the school day.
  • Plan vacations when school is not in session.
  • Check your child's attendance regularly on ParentVue or with school staff.
  • Use ParentVue to keep your contact information up-to-date with the school (phone numbers, address, parent work location, email address, etc.).
  • Contact your child's teacher or the school counselor for support if your child is resisting going to school.

Keep Your Teen Interested in School

Be involved in your teen's education for career success. Consider these helpful tips when talking with your teen.

  • Show interest - ask about your teen's school day.
  • Talk about why a high school diploma is important to their future.
  • Make it clear that missing school is unacceptable.
  • If your teen is losing interest and/or missing school, get help from school staff (Teacher, Counselor, Nurse, etc.).

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