Attending school has a huge impact on student success!
We realize some absences are for health or other reasons. But, when students are absent 2 or more days a month (or 18 days over the school year), they can fall far behind in what they learn. Excused and unexcused absences both mean missing classroom learning time.
- Make sure your child keeps a regular bedtime and establishes a morning routine.
- Turn off all electronics including TVs, phones and tablets at bedtime.
- Make sure clothes and backpacks are ready the night before.
- Check with your school's nurse or office staff if you are not sure about when to keep your child at home due to illness.
- Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
- Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your child feels anxious about going to school.
- Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, neighbor or another parent to take your child to school.
Attendance matters. Please let us know how we can best support you and your child. Contact Student Services at (210) 634-6280.
Build the Habit of Good Attendance Early
Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important.
Keep Your Child on Track in Middle and High School
Frequent absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other difficulty.
• Regular attendance is essential to benefit from teacher-led activities.
• Regular attendance contributes to academic and emotional well-being by enabling them to effectively utilize District resources in pursuit of their personal goals.
• Regular attendance enables each student to develop the academic and behavioral skills necessary to be a successful student and a productive citizen.
• Regular attendance is crucial to students’ future endeavors both in and out of the classroom.
• Regular attendance helps instill academic excellence and develops responsible citizenship to compete and contribute to a global economy.
Click on the following links for more information about school attendance:
House Bill 2398- Compulsory Attendance & Truancy
ECISD Attendance Contract - English
ECISD Attendance Contract - Spanish