Attendance Matters! Support your child’s educationDid you know that missing 2 days of school per month of school is equal to missing 126 hours of school per year!!!!Let children know that good attendance is important
- Show them that you are interested in their school activities and want them to do well in school
Communicate with school staff
- Let them know in advance if your child is going to be absent or if you have concerns about your child’s attendance or school performance.
Observe the school schedule
- Plan family vacations during school recesses and schedule children’s doctor appointments after school hours whenever possible.
Establish a routine
- Make sure children have homework done, classroom materials together, and clothes laid out the night before school.
Make sure they get enough sleep so that they are well-rested in the morning.
- This a guideline to follow for recommended hours of sleep from the CDC-Center for Disease Control, last updated 3/2017.
Age Group Recommended Hours of Sleep Per Day Newborn 0–3 months 14–17 hours (National Sleep Foundation) Infant 4–12 months 12–16 hours per 24 hours (including naps) Toddler 1–2 years 11–14 hours per 24 hours (including naps) Preschool 3–5 years 10–13 hours per 24 hours (including naps) School Age 6–12 years 9–12 hours per 24 hours Teen 13–18 years 8–10 hours per 24 hours Adult 18–60 years 7 or more hours per night 61–64 years 7–9 hours 65 years and older 7–8 hours
Praise your child when he or she exhibits good attendance and promptness!