Where to get help

Check with your child’s school to see how your child is doing and to get support.

In addition to teachers, people who can help include:

· School Counselors

· SUN Community School Site Managers

· School Based Health Centers and County Health Clinics—The 13 School-Based Health Centers are full-services clinics that serve all students in Multnomah County. http://www.multco.us/SBHC

Steps You Can Take to Ensure Success

  • Set a regular bed time and morning routine                                     
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before            
  • Share ideas with other parents for leaving for school on time             
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up    
  • Get health care from a School-Based Health Center to minimize time out of class.
  • Ask family members, neighbors or other parents to help if you need assistance dropping off or picking a child up
  • If possible, schedule medical appointments for days school isn’t in session
  • If your child is anxious about starting or attending school, talk with the principal, director, teacher, doctor or other parents for advice.

When to Keep Your Child Home Sick

 Your child should stay home if they:

  • Have a temperature, without medicine, higher than 100.5 degrees
  • Are throwing up or has diarrhea
  • Have pink and crusty eyes

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Online Resources

Family Support for absences http://absencesaddup.org/reasons-why-kids-miss-school/

Portland Public Schools http://www.pps.net/page/1081