Stiles MS Attendance
Attend Today to Achieve Tomorrow
Does Attendance really matter? Yes, it is critical to your student succeeding in school and in life. Students miss fundamental reading and math skills when they do not attend regularly causing them to have to work harder to catch up.
How many absences are too many? State law requires a student attend 90% of the days class is offered. Students that miss 10% of the school year – that is 18 missed days or 2 days a month – can knock them off track. Studies show that students with 10 or more unexcused absences in a single year were 15.5 times more likely to drop out of high school.
When your child is absent they lose an opportunity to learn and engage with his/her teachers and classmates. Teachers have to slow down classroom instruction to help him/her to get caught up.