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Attendance Matters
Attendance Matters
Dr Ann Pedersen
Sunday, September 01, 2019

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