Return to Attendance page

Here are 12 tips for improving and maintaining great attendance at school

Remember, success starts with great attendance.

  1. Set goals for yourself. What do you want to achieve by attending school regularly? Do you want to improve your grades? Participate in extracurriculars or clubs? Make new friends? Once you know what you want to achieve, you can make a plan to reach your goals.
  2. Talk to your parents or guardians. Let them know that you want to make attendance a priority. They can offer support and advice and help you identify any obstacles that are preventing you from attending school regularly.
  3. Make a schedule and stick to it. Plan out your day and make sure that you have enough time to get ready for school, eat breakfast, and commute to school. This will help you to avoid feeling rushed and stressed in the morning, which can lead to missed classes.
  4. Get enough sleep. Going to bed early and getting enough sleep will help you to feel rested and alert in the morning. This will make it easier for you to get out of bed and get to school every day.
  5. Eat a healthy breakfast. Eating a healthy breakfast will give you the energy that you need to start your day. It will also help you focus on learning while in class.
  6. Get involved in extracurricular activities. Joining clubs and sports can help you stay motivated and engaged in school. It can also help you to make friends and build positive relationships with teachers and school staff who will help hold you accountable.
  7. Talk to a school counselor. Your school counselor can help you identify the underlying causes of your absences and develop strategies to improve your attendance.
  8. Take advantage of tutoring and other support services. If you are struggling in school, there are many resources available to help you. You can get tutoring, join a study group, or meet with someone from the district’s social services team.
  9. Stay organized. Staying organized will help you keep track of your assignments and make sure you're not missing anything.
  10. Talk to your teacher. If you're struggling with the material, talking about it with them is crucial. They can help you get the support you need to succeed.
  11. Reward yourself for good attendance. When you attend school regularly, reward yourself with something that you enjoy. This will help you to stay motivated and on track.
  12. Don't give up. If you miss a few classes or days, don't give up. Talk to your teacher to get back on track and keep working towards your goals.