Children need to know that attending class each day is a vital part of their education. You can help your child by keeping these tips in mind:
1. Insist that homework be completed each night. It's easier for middle graders to feel good about
going to school when they keep up with their work.
2. Schedule appointments AFTER school whenever possible.
3. If your school doesn't already notify you of absences, ask to be called at home or work if your child
isn't in class.
4. Obtain a copy of the school's absence policy, and discuss it with your child.