In the Syracuse City School District, we want to help your child succeed. Did you know that if your child misses 18 days of school or more, he or she is considered chronically absent? Students can fall behind even if they just miss a day or two every few weeks. In fact, if a high school student misses more than 9 days of school each year, it can decrease their chance of staying on track to graduate. Attendance matters!
What can you do to help?
- Make school a priority. Stress the importance that your child attends school each day and make it an expectation.
- Don’t let your child stay home unless he or she is truly sick. Attending school regularly helps children stay up to speed academically while also preparing them for college and professional life.
- Set a regular routine. Maintaining a consistent sleep pattern, wake up time and morning routine can make school attendance easier.
- Communicate with the school. Know the school’s attendance policy and keep track of your child’s attendance via Parent Home Access. Don’t hesitate to contact the school to request additional resources if your child is struggling with attendance issues.
Attendance equals success, and we want to see every child in school—every day. For more resources, please visit Attendance Works or contact your child’s school to see what resources are available to help.