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Attendance

Acknowledging our students' presence guarantees their active participation in the learning process.

Remembering that consistent attendance is a fundamental pillar of academic triumph is crucial. Extensive research has demonstrated that students who consistently attend school significantly increase their likelihood of attaining their educational aspirations and becoming better equipped for future pursuits.

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Did You Know?

Early Impact

Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind.

10 Percent

Missing 10 percent (about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read

Consistency

Students can still fall behind if they miss just 1-2 days every few weeks

Confidence

Regular attendance makes children feel better about school and themselves

Tardiness

Being late for school may often lead to poor attendance.

How Do I Encourage Good Attendance?

  1. Build good attendance habits early so children know that getting to school on time every day is important!
  2. Set a regular bedtime and morning routine, laying out clothes and backpacks the night before.
  3. Avoid scheduling appointments and trips when school is in session. Don’t let your child stay home unless he/she is truly sick.
  4. Consider that sometimes a stomach ache or headache is a sign of anxiety. If your child seems anxious about attending school, talk to the school about helpful resources.
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How Can the School Help?

Your child’s school has several of the resources that may be needed to help with attendance issues.

Reach out to your child’s teacher, school counselor, academic support advisor, or principal. Schedule a phone call or meeting to talk about resources.

The school can connect you with school-based wellness or mental health services or an academic support provider for community-based resources and referrals.

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