Attendance Matters!

posted Sep 19, 2016, 3:43 PM by Patty Gelbrich   [ updated Sep 19, 2016, 3:45 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.

  • 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!