Make sure school uniforms and bags/lunches/homework are ready the night before to avoid panic/ lateness in the mornings.
Find out who else lives nearby, so if you or one of your children are unwell they may be able to travel to school with another family.
As far as possible, make all doctors, dentists or other appointments for after school or at the weekend so as not to affect their attendance. An absence for an appointment is still an absence.
Think carefully about whether your child is really too ill to attend school. If you are unsure, let the school make the decision - bring your child to school and if they are unwell the school will contact you to collect them.
If you are worried your child does not want to attend school talk to them and the school to check there is nothing else going on or any issues that can be resolved.