Attendance Matters

Attendance matters! During  the first month of school poor attendance can predict problems with attendance  throughout the school year. When students miss 2-4 days in September, they are likely to continue that trend and miss nearly a month of school. 

Do you know how students do well in school? They attend every day! 

The impact of less than perfect attendance, even 90% attendance is severe.  

Some facts: 

-For 6th graders chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school. 

-Students with less than 90% attendance are more likely to have lower test scores and not graduate high school. 

-Poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade. 

When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduation. 

Create a habit of good attendance and watch success follow. 

Let’s aim for a perfect  start of school that includes perfect attendance. 

Looking forward to seeing our learners EVERY school day in September and throughout the year. 

Dr. Pedersen