We support students AND their families too. Here are some helpful links to support our parents and guardians. Feel free to reach out to us for assistance.
Showing Up Matters for R.E.A.L.
Attendance Works is a national initiative to improve attendance rates across the US. Their extensive research shows that attendance is closely tied to academic performance. Your child will be more successful if they attend school regularly.
How can you improve your child’s attendance?
Provide Access to Resources
Since the pandemic, many students are struggling to adjust to an on-campus environment. Some are experiencing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and lack of motivation.
If your child is struggling to go to school, or do their work and learn, reach out to your campus counselor or our Dropout Prevention Specialists for help. TUSD has free counseling programs to support your student’s mental health.
How to Help your child get motivated in School?
The Child Mind Institute has some helpful tips on how you can assist your child to improve their desire to do well in school.
We understand that our students face challenges that make it difficult to attend school and do well academically. We will help you navigate those challenges so you can graduate.
What does Dropout Prevention Do?
Our team works closely with student support staff and administrators to identify students that are struggling academically due to excessive absences.
We act as liaisons between the schools and students and their families. We talk and visit with students and their families to find out what obstacles are keeping them from going to school. We monitor attendance and connect students and their families with resources and options they need to graduate.
We visit middle schools to inform 8th grades what is required of them to be successful once they get promoted to high school through our interactive presentation.
We visit areas within our district with low attendance rates to provide information and support to our families near their neighborhood schools.