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FYI: Promote school attendance :

September 2, 2016

As kids head back to school, Attendance Awareness Month serves as a reminder to “Attend Today. Achieve Tomorrow: Don’t Let Absences Add Up.”

With education cited to be a strong predictor of health, the campaign points to causes of school absences and their impact on children’s ability to learn and succeed.

The Attendance Works initiative website has resources for pediatricians at and free handouts at

Access links to AAP school health-related materials on the Council on School Health website, Back-to-school tips for parents are available at or view Healthy Children’s school collection at

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