Tue Jun 18, 2013
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Students, here's what you can do to improve your attendance:
1. ‘Fess Up: You know that you learn more, and feel more prepared, when you attend class regularly. Admitting this simple fact, and having a personal commitment to going to school, is the first step toward great attendance and academic success.
2. Sound the Alarm: Take charge of your own schedule and get an alarm clock, so that you can get up every morning and assist your parents in making sure you get to school on time.
3. Take a Pass: Don’t make a habit of wandering in late for classes, leaving classes early or skipping all together. It may seem like it isn’t important, but every minute of class missed counts against your success.
4. The Best Medicine: Don’t go to school if you are truly ill. Consult your health care professional or the school nurse if you are unsure. But don’t assume that every minor ache or pain requires a whole day off
5. Make It Up: If you do miss school, talk to your teachers right away about making up what you missed. It’s your responsibility.
6. Tell Me About It: Do you have a problem that’s making you reluctant to go to school? Don’t hide or retreat. Talk to a trusted adult, such as a parent, another adult relative, a pastor, a favorite teacher, or your
school counselor. These people care about you and want you to do well. They will try to help. Avoiding school only makes your problems worse.