A Key to Your Student's Success
Gallup Central High School is responsible for educating your student. In order for education to occur we need your help and support to make sure your student comes to school consistently and on time to meet the challenges they will face. Learning builds upon concepts that students learn from day to day. A child who misses a day of school misses a day of learning. Research shows that children who are in school most of the time do better on standardized tests. Studies also show that students who are absent more often score lower on standardized tests.
Being late for school hurts students leaning too. A student who is 10 minutes late every day will miss 30 hours of instruction during the year.
Students can copy notes or make up an assignment, but they can never get back what's most important: the discussions, the questions, the explanations by the teacher and the thinking that makes learning come alive.
Your student's success in school depends upon having a solid educational background. A background that can only be gained through regular school attendance and focus on content and State Standards.
Here's How You Can Improve Your Student's School Attendance
1. Talk with your student about why it's important to attend school regularly.
2. Avoid scheduling family trips or doctor appointments during school hours.
3. Make sure your student stays healthy by eating nutritious food and getting enough sleep and exercise.
4. Don't accept excuses for why your student "must" miss or be late for school.
5. Discuss with your student what happened at school each day.
6. Support school rules and consequences for skipping class and being tardy.
7. Show your student why education is important. Give specific examples of how education helps people succeed.
8. Lead by example. If students see parents taking off work for no real reason, they may expect to be able to do the same thing.
Research shows that attendance is the single most important factor in school success.