Being in school all day, every day will help your student get the most out of their middle school experience. Please encourage and support good attendance for your student with some ideas:
· Schedule all doctor, dentist, orthodontist and other appointments before or after school hours. It is important that students are in school all day. Scheduling these appointments after school and not signing your student out early is key.
· There is no substitute for time in the classroom with their teacher. While make-up work is allowed there is nothing that can replace the time a student spends with his or her teacher to hear important concepts, participate in class discussion and to ask questions.
· Many doctors recommend that middle school aged students get at least 9 hours of sleep per day. Set a reasonable bed time, make sure that electronic devices are put away and that students get the sleep they need to be successful in the classroom.