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Why Does Attendance Matter?

A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. There is a direct correlation between students who attend school regularly and higher achievement levels. As attendance drops, so does the number of students proficient in reading, writing and math.

 

Approximately one-quarter of students missed at least 10 percent of school days last year, that equates to more than two absences per month. This is a serious concern because regular school attendance is essential for students to be successful learnings. We expect students to attend school on time every day.


To help parents better track their child's absences, we are making improvements to student report cards. We hope this will be helpful as you are planning activities for the coming school year.