Positive Attendance and Building Resiliency
LAUSD affirms the importance of teaching students to be mentally healthy while creating and maintaining a school environment that promotes positive attendance behaviors to increase academic achievement. LAUSD recognizes the connection between academic achievement and student wellness. In addition, the District believes that a high school diploma will provide students the opportunity to become productive and contributing members of society. Parents and guardians are the primary educators of their children and ultimately responsible for their child’s well-being, including their attendance at school. LAUSD shares in these important child-rearing responsibilities and LAUSD staff are uniquely qualified to assist children in learning the necessary skills needed to navigate the complex world in which they live. Every student faces distinct situations and challenges which may result in personal trauma and lead to behaviors that negatively impact functioning. It is possible to build resilience to negative experiences so that students can more easily “bounce back” from a traumatic situation. Students and parents/guardians can also be supported and taught positive behaviors to ensure daily attendance. School staff can create environments that motivate students in wanting to come to school every day and that provide opportunities to build resiliency.