over 2 years ago
The Importance of School Attendance
Good attendance benefits your child’s education. Research is clear – students who attend school regularly do better academically and are more likely to establish work habits that help them succeed in life and work. Studies show that children who miss just one day of school fall two days behind in their school work. Students who are absent an average of 15 days a year miss a year’s worth of school before their senior year, and students who miss 8 days or more each year are at risk of not graduating with their class.
- Arrive to school and class on time
- Notify attendance office of student’s absence in a timely manner
- Plan family vacations during non-school days
- Try to schedule doctor appointments for your child after school hours
- Allow your child to stay home only when he/she has a contagious illness or is too sick to be comfortable at school
- Help prevent child illnesses from spreading at school by getting your child vaccinated against flu and chicken pox
- When your child has a doctor’s appointment in the middle of the school day, bring him/her to school before the appointment.
What do I do if my child is absent?
- Upon return to school, make sure that your child has written documentation regarding his/her absence that is signed by one parent or guardian
- If make-up work is allowable, be sure to make arrangements with your child's teacher immediately, and work with your child to ensure he/she completes it within the designated timeframe as prescribed by the teacher
How can Parents help with student attendance
- Plan vacations during non-school days
- Schedule your child’s medical and dental appointments at the end of the school day
- Make sure they go to school every day unless they are ill
- Take an interest in your child’s schoolwork
- If your child starts to miss school, speak to the school and let your child know he/she must attend
- If your child is ill, contact the school and explain the reason for the absence
over 2 years ago
It Takes a Village
Positive Discipline Discussions
over 2 years ago
Ventura County Behavioral Health
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
MICOP promotes various support programs such as: building community leadership, self-sufficiency through education and training programs (Literacy and Education, Learning with Mom and Dad - Healthy Baby, and Indigenous Language Services, among other resources), humanitarian support, and cultural promotion.
For more information you may contact them at (805) 483-1166
City Impact's mission is to promote the educational, physical, and emotional well-being of the children, youth and families they serve through their programs. This organization supports our community via youth outreach, counseling, as well as family outreach.
For more information visit their site: http://www.cityimpact.com/
This organization offers support for families with children with emotional, mental or behavioral disorders. United Parents has created a parent partner program (offering assistance from a para-professional), a respite program (a short term, temporary break for the parents of a child with emotional, behavioral or mental health issues) among other resources.
For more information visit their site: http://www.unitedparents.org/
Camarillo Hospice offers support and counseling to individuals and families who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This organization offers volunteer care, caregiver support, support groups in English or in Spanish.
For more information visit their site: http://www.camarillohospice.org/index.html