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Attorney Logo What Parents and Guardians Can Do

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father and childrenWhat Parents and Guardians Must Do

  • Call or contact the school every time your child is absent.
  • Know the person at your child's school who is in charge of attendance.
  • Make sure your child is up, ready, and on the way to school every day.
  • Make sure your child's homework is done.
  • Attend conferences.
  • Be sure not to ignore letters and phone calls.
For Parents and Guardians to Remember
  • You're responsible for solving problems that interfere with your child's school attendance.
  • School attendance is the single most important predictor of school success.
  • Education is a basic need and it is your child's future.
  • Compulsory attendance is the law.
  • You will face consequences if your child's school attendance does not comply with the law.