Attendance Matters:

STUDENTS

Coming to school  every day is a skill that you are developing that will help you succeed in class and with getting and keeping a job later on.

If you think missing a day here or there won’t matter, think again! By missing just one day every two weeks, you would be on track to miss two full weeks in a semester or nearly a month of school for the year!

Did you know that a student who misses 10 days or more during a school year is less likely to graduate from high school and or ever enroll in college?

If you’re having trouble getting to school— and have challenges such as transportation, bullies, etc.—tell someone, such as a teacher, guidance counselor or your family.

PARENTS

Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.

By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.

Talk 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.

Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day.

Don’t let your child stay home unless truly sick.

REACH OUT: If you need support or assistance in getting your child to  school, let us know and we can create an attendance plan.