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Attendance Matters! One of the greatest predictors of student success is consistent school attendance!

posted Sep 10, 2018, 4:59 AM by Danielle Firman Payne
Parents,

Please click on this link, as well as notate the following. Attendance is crucial for student mastery and success! Please ensure your child is here at school on a consistent basis-- it is crucial for their developing mind! 

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 a bully 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.
• By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
• Missing 10 percent, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s 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.


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