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The Importance of School Attendance
for all grade levels Pre-K - 12th Grade


The MORE you GO. . .the MORE you KNOW!
What every parent should know! Important information about your child's education!


The GOOD NEWS!!!
Every school day matters!!!
  • Attending school every day is a critical part of a child's educational success, therefore encouraging your child to attend every day helps keep them on the road to succeed and graduate.
  • When students improve their attendance, they improve academically and have a greater chance of graduating.
  • Good attendance has a major impact on student achievement.
  • Students who attend school regularly are more likely to pass year end reading and math assessments.
  • Attendance improves when parents are engaged in their child's academic progress and encourages regular school attendance.
  • A parent's commitment to school attendance sends a message that education is extremely important and a priority for your family.

The BAD NEWS!!!!
  • Reports show school attendance rates starting as early as preschool and kindergarten are contributing to achievement gaps and high school dropout rates across the country.
  • Poor attendance in early grades (elementary school) can set a pattern of poor attendance in higher grades and perform academically lower than their peers who have better attendance.
  • Studies show children with poor attendance (starting as early as Pre-K and Kindergarten) have trouble mastering reading and have a weaker development of social skills needed to promote to the next grade level and are more likely to be retained by 3rd grade
  • Poor school attendance effects academic performance at every grade level and could mean the difference between passing or failing. It is also a good indicator they may not be on track to graduate.
  • By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student is at-risk for dropping out of high school.
  • Missing 2 days a month means a child misses 10% of school which can negatively affect a student's academic performance. (students who miss 9 or more days in a semester or 18 days in a school year risk losing credit) Missing 10 or more days is consider "chronic absences."
  • The academic impact of poor attendance is the same whether the absences are excused or unexcused. Suspensions also add to loss of instructional time in the classroom.
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