Holidays

Keeping In Touch Over the Holidays

The holidays are an exciting time for most — it usually means time off from school or work and extra time to relax! Many people head home for the holidays or have friends and family visit them. However, sometimes traveling is too expensive or just not possible. In either case, it can be easy to find yourself without your normal group of friends or unable to spend time with family members. Spending the holidays without these loved ones can leave you feeling lonely, especially if you can’t find a way to communicate with them.

Empty School Hallway

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 13% of the 8th graders, 14% of the 10th graders, and 15% of the 12th graders were absent at least three days a month. Routine unexcused absences (truancies) can be signs of problems at home and/or school. Preventing truancies can help prevent other behaviors like dropping out of school or breaking the law.

August 10, 2020