September is Attendance Awareness Month and the Tuscaloosa City Schools is seeking partnership with families to ensure students are at school all day, every day. Parents, especially in the early years, are best positioned to ensure children attend school and build the expectation of their child attending school.
Attendance Awareness Month is a nationwide campaign to increase community involvement and dialogue about the critical importance of daily school attendance and to engage all stakeholders toward the goal of graduation for all students. Within TCS, this effort is being spearheaded by the Office of Attendance with schools working to raise awareness about the issue as well.
In 2014, TCS began the HERE campaign, to support the goal of schools having 95 percent attendance. HERE, Have Everyone Ready to Educate, called upon families, teachers, and business leaders to support the effort.
How you can help:
Talk to your child about the importance of showing up to school every day, make that an expectation.
Help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day.
Do not let your child stay home unless truly sick. Complaints of headaches or stomach aches may be signs of anxiety.
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