September is Attendance Awareness Month
Research continues to show that students who have higher rates of attendance feel connected to their school and are thus less likely to engage in many risk behaviors, including early sexual initiation, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, and violence. These students are more likely to have better academic success and to stay enrolled in school longer. The academic impact of missing school is the same whether the abscences are excused or unexcused. Teenagers make sure that you are getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, drinking lots of water and having regular visits with a primary care physician. It is important for teens to stay healthy so that they can have a successful academic school year.