*Talk to your child about the importance of showing up to school everyday, make that the expectation.
*Help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night's sleep
*Make sure your child is aware of the school's incentives and policies around attendance.
*Contact your school regularily to stay in touch about their academic progress, and their feelings toward school and their friends. Peer pressure can greatly influence your child's decisions.
*If your child doesn't want to go to school or complains of a stomachache or headache, that can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay at home.
*Encourage their involvement in extra-curricular programs and activities.
*Try to schedule your child's appointments outside of school hours.
*Avoid extended family trips when school is in session.