Attendance Matters!

posted Sep 19, 2016, 3:46 PM by Patty Gelbrich   [ updated Sep 19, 2016, 3:46 PM ]
Showing up for school has a huge impact on a child's success in school - starting in kindergarten!  Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day. We know attendance is important for success both in school, and on the job when you are older.

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.
  • Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with friendship problems or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.
  • By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school.
  • Missing 10%, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a students academic success.
  • Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.
  • Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job.
So, help your child get to school every day on time.  It matters!