Please have your child complete the following checklist each night one hour before bedtime to ensure that they are on time to school every morning.
1. Check homework and put into backpack.
2. Sign school papers and put into backpack.
3. Pack lunch or lunch money, if needed.
4. Put backpack, coat, boots, etc. near the door.
5. Take a bath or shower (if necessary).
6. Select and put out clothes for the next day.
7. Decide where to eat breakfast (give extra time if at home).
8. Set an alarm clock.
9. Go to bed on time at _____________p.m.
Attendance is directly linked to achievement!
Parents who let their kids miss a lot of school may be setting them up for academic failure. One of the most important things you can do as a parent is to get your child to school on time every day.
Did you know?
School-age kids need 10 to 12 hours of sleep each night. Bedtime difficulties can arise at this age for a variety of reasons. Homework, sports and after-school activities, TVs, computers, and video games as well as hectic family schedules might contribute to kids not getting enough sleep.
Lack of sleep can cause irritable or hyper types of behavior and may make it difficult for kids to pay attention in school. It is important to have a consistent bedtime, especially on school nights. Be sure to leave enough time before bed to allow your child to unwind before lights out. This may mean that they need to start getting ready for bed a half hour to an hour earlier than their bed time!
If your child gets up at 7:00 a.m., they should be asleep between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
If you need any help with getting to school on time or have any other attendance concerns, please call Mrs. Hall at 361-2443!