I wanted to take this time to highlight another way to help your students be successful at Seekonk High School rather than remind you about dress code or attendance. One of the recurring themes in each class was the importance of homework completion. As important were the repeated statements concerning its lack of completion. Please take the time to peruse these two resources concerning this very important topic.
The first may be found at: http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/homework.html. It gives 10 important tips for helping assure your students complete their homework. More importantly it highlights concepts such as knowing your teachers expectations, making a plan, helping them organize themselves to minimize distractions, motivating and monitoring, and ensuring that students do their own work so that they may learn from their mistakes.
The second source concerning the topic of homework may be found at: http://www.wvup.edu/academics/tips_on_homework.htm. This site gives much more detailed information under the following categories: concentration, the home stretch, getting motivated, how to make the most of your study time, proofreading, tutoring, using the internet for help, and citing web sites.