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September is Attendance Awareness Month!

September is Attendance Awareness Month!

  • For Parents |
  • September 11, 2019

September is Attendance Awareness Month! With the school year underway, it’s important that students attend school every day, on time.

When students don’t show up for school regularly, they miss out on critical classroom instruction. We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances, but when students miss too much school — for any reason — they fall behind academically and will be considered chronically absent and absences can add up quickly.

Did You Know…

·      School attendance plays a major part in academic achievement.

·      Too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school and makes it harder to learn how to read.

·      Being late to school can lead to missing important learning activities.

·      Building good habits in prekindergarten/elementary school helps children learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important.

·      Being chronically absent or missing 10% of the school year (about 18 days) for lawful or unlawful reasons can drastically affect a student’s academic success.

·      Students should miss no more than 18 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.

·      Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.

View updates to Administrative Procedure 5113: Student Attendance, Absence and Truancy and attendance tips for families of elementary and secondary students.