Importance of Student Attendance
A student’s attendance is a critical factor in determining his/her success in school. Research shows that missing only 10% of school (as few as 2 days a month) can result in students who are less likely to read on grade level or even graduate high school.
Here are somethings parents can do to promote good attendance at an early age.
- Establish consistant routines for bedtime and mornings.
- Allow your child to stay home only if they are truly sick.
- Avoid medical appointment and extended trips when school is in session.
- Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
- If your child seems anxious about going to school, seek support from teachers, school counselors, or other parents on how to make him/her feel comfortable and excited about learning.
If you child is absence please provide a written note explaining the absence upon their return to school.
More information can be found at attendanceworks.org
Scroll below or click here for Craven County's policy regarding attendance and the compulsory attendance law.