Parent Attendance Resources

  • If you are having issues with your child's attendance, the Office of Child Welfare and Attendance is here is support you and your family. Below you will find a number of tips, strategies, and resources for parents that can help increase your child's attendance and ensure their success in school.

Why Students Miss School

  • There are a number of reasons students may miss school. These may include but are not limited to:

    • Financial reasons
      • students needing to work, parents with difficult work schedules, or homelessness
    • Health issues
      • chronic health conditions or substance abuse
    • Personal barriers
      • low self-esteem and feelings of failure
    • Lack of transportation
    • Negative peer interactions
      • bullying, peer pressure, and gang affiliations

Strategies for Parents

    • Make sure your child goes to bed early and gets a good night’s sleep
    • Develop a morning routine to arrive in a timely fashion
    • Take an interest in your child’s school work
    • Provide regular times and a quiet, clean area for doing homework
    • Provide an alarm clock for your child
    • If your child starts to miss school, speak to the school to seek support
    • Have regular communication with the school
    • Post the school calendar and notes on the refrigerator, or another visible location
    • Keep open communication lines with your child

Parent Resources