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Tips for Parents of Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Students

Attendance Matters

  • Set early bed times and start getting ready for bed at least 30 minutes before bed. Children are alert and ready to learn when they have had a good night's rest.
  • Set your alarm clock to avoid being late.
  • If your child rides the bus to school, put the bus schedule on the refrigerator.
  • If you drive your child to school make arrangements to have someone take your child in case you are unable to.
  • Allow time for the unpredictable. Make sure clothes and backpacks are ready to go, and school work is complete the night before the next school day. Wake up and get moving in plenty of time to get ready for the school day.
  • Communicate with your child's school and let them know if you are having a hard time getting to school or have to miss a day. The school may be able to offer some assistance.

Source: Attendance Works