When to Keep Your Child at Home

Attendance Matters-When to Keep Your Child at Home

When your child misses school, they are missing opportunities to learn, gain confidence, build relationships, and be inspired!

Regular school attendance has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing throughout high school. Students are less likely to succeed if they are chronically absent which means missing 10% (or about 18 days) over the course of an entire school year. Chronic absences can lead to academic consequences from the loss of instructional time. Missed days can add up quickly! Missing just a few days a month can add up to several school weeks missed in a year. We don’t want your child to fall behind in school and get discouraged.

We recognize that students miss school for many understandable issues, such as illness.  Here is a resource that will help you decide when to keep your child at home due to illness or injury.

Download- When to Keep Your Child at Home-Parent Guidelines

SC Regulation #61-20 requires that SC DHEC publish each year an official list of conditions requiring exclusion from school or childcare settings for each school year. To view this list, click here.