Students who attend school regularly are more likely to graduate and find good jobs as adults. Here are some tips to improve your child’s attendance: Set homework, bedtime and morning routines that allow for 8.5-9.5 hours of sleep. Prepare for the upcoming day by packing backpacks and sports equipment the night before as well as setting out clothes for the upcoming day. Make sure that when the lights go out, so do cell phones, video games and computers. … [Read more...] about Attendance Counts
Families should avoid extended vacations that require your children to miss school. Try to schedule vacations during school vacations. Schedule doctor’s appointments for off-school hours, if possible. … [Read more...] about Attendance Counts
Did you know that there is no such thing as an excused absence except for college visits, your driver’s test, take your child to work day and certain religious observances approved by the State of NJ? Rutherford BOE Policy states that student absences must not exceed 18 days. These 18 days include being sick, doctor appointments, etc. More importantly absences represent lost time in the classroom and a lost opportunity to learn. … [Read more...] about Did you know?