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Focus on School Attendance
January 2019 | Issue No. 180
School Attendance, Truancy & Chronic Absenteeism: What Parents Need to Know

Did you know at least 10% of kindergarten and first-grade students miss a month or more of the school year? Missing a day here or there may not seem like a problem. But absences add up quickly. And, these missed school days can have a big impact on your child's learning and overall health. Here are 10 practical tips to getting your child to school on time, every day.

Kids are absent for many reasons:
There are some reasons for absenteeism that cannot be avoided. Life happens. Common illnesses happen. If your child is missing many days of school, it's important to consider the reason for the absenteeism.
Students 1st.
Athletes  2nd.

The AAP developed guidance on when children with a concussion should return to school and learning, stating that it is not necessary for a child to be 100% symptom-free before returning to school. Learn more here about concussion return-to-learn protocol.

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