The Importance of Regular Attendance

  • Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.

    When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.

    As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority. By figuring out the reasons for your child's absences—whether they're physical or emotional—and taking advantage of support services—such as tutoring, student mentoring and afterschool activities—you can help set your child on the path to success.


  • Important Numbers DISD

    Sped (972) 581-4120

    Dyslexia (972) 581-4230

    Psychological Services (972) 925-7003

    DAEP (972) 925-7003

    Parent Advocacy (972) 925-3523

    Bully Hotline (1-800) 530-1608

    Student Transportation (972) 925-4BUS (4287)

    Youth & Family Centers (972) 502-4190



    The Bridge (214) 670-1100

    Section 8 Housing (214) 819-1871

    Dallas Housing Authority (214) 951-8300



    Homeless Shelters

    Dallas Life Foundation (214) 421-1380

    Housing Crisis Center (214) 828-4244

    Mosaic Family Services (214) 821-5393

    Promise House (214) 941-8578

    Salvation Army (214) 424-7000



    Basic  Needs

    Food Stamps  Dial 211

    WIC (800) 942-3678

    Stewpot (prepared meals) (214) 746-2785


     Legal Services

    Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (214) 748-1234



    Health Care

    Dallas Metrocare (MHMR) (214) 743-1200

    Parkland Hospital Homeless Outreach (214) 590-8000




    Child Care Group (214) 630-5949

    HeadStart of Greater Dallas (972) 283-6400

    Rainbow Days (214) 887-0726



    Other helpful resources:

    Domestic Violence Hotline (214) 941-1991

    Runaways 2-hour Hotline (888)580-4357

    Social Security 24-Hour Hotline (800) 772-1213