Attendance at Fulton County

  • Tips to Improve Attendance

    • Make your child’s education a family priority.
    • Tell your child how important his/her education is to you.
    • Insist that your child attends school and does their homework.
    • Understand your child’s school attendance policy.
    • Make sure your child obeys curfew laws and gets plenty of sleep at night.
    • Buy your child an alarm clock.
    • Tell your child that you love him/her and give him/her hugs on a regular basis.
    • Do not enable your child by calling the school to cover for illegitimate absences.
    • If your child does not want to attend, find out why. Talk to your child and listen for an answer. If there is a problem, try to solve it together.
    • If your child refuses to go to school, do not be afraid to ask for help. Talk to school staff to find out if your child has a problem and what resources are available to you.
    • Advocate for your child in the school system.
    • Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life.
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