Everyone has a role in helping to achieve this goal:
• Take attendance every day.
• Talk with students and/or parents when a student frequently misses your class. It is your business!
• Make students and their families feel welcome in your classroom and at school.
• Hold high expectations for all students. Focus on strengths and challenge all students to reach their full potential.
• Arrive at school—and all of your classes—on time every day!
• Remind a parent or guardian to notify the school office when you are absent.
• Take responsibility for your own behavior—go to bed on time, get yourself ready and be prepared for your classes.
• School is your job, treat it like one!
• Get your child to school on time every day and have a back-up plan.
• Plan vacations around scheduled school breaks and schedule appointments before or after school, during lunch or free periods.
• Report all absences to the school.
• Learn the difference between excused and unexcused absences.
• Don’t allow your child to stay home unnecessarily.
• Give your child enough time to get ready in the morning. Prepare lunches, complete homework assignments and set clothing out the night before.
• Remind your child the importance of school and how their education matters.
• Be involved in the school and your child’s education. Don’t hesitate to contact the school for any reason.
• Ask students how they are doing in school and let them know you support them.
• If you see kids during school hours, ask why they aren’t in school.
• Call the school about concerns of students loitering during the school day.
• Remind students that school is important and their success matters to you and the community.