One important way you can help your child be successful in school is to help get them to school on time each day. When your child misses a day of school, he or she can make up the assignments, but not what is most important: the actual lesson, the discussion about what was learned, the questions that the other students asked and the answers provided by the teacher. Being late for school can have a big impact on your child’s learning too. A student who is 20 minutes late every day will miss more than 30 hours of instruction in a year!
Tips on Improving Your Child’s Attendance
- Enforce a regular bedtime for your child.
- Talk with your child about the importance of attending school regularly.
- Set up a regular homework time so your child can complete his or her work and be ready and organized for the next day.
- Make sure your child stays healthy by eating nutritious food and getting enough sleep.