There might be several other reasons that children might not actually be in a school building. Some are home-schooled. If an extended illness is in the picture, they might be in a homebound program. Older kids can take classes on the internet or attend night school.
All schools have strict attendance policies and personnel in charge of trying to keep up with the never-ending problem of truancy. If you know what school they should attend, you could call the main office and let them know the whereabouts.
If you are really bold, you could ask the kids or parents why they aren’t in school … diplomatically, of course. Perhaps this could just be the ticket to make people realize who is aware of certain situations.
Sally and Jeannie are certified school counselors with 49 years combined educational experience. Jeannie has two children, Sally three. The responses presented don’t necessarily represent the views of any certain school district. Send questions to email@example.com.