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Attendance Resources

Good attendance benefits your child's education. The research is clear: Students do better academically when they attend school regularly. Establishing regular attendance encourages students to be responsible, committed and helps them develop habits that will promote success and well being throughout their lives. When students miss school, they miss learning essential skills and important lessons necessary for academic success. Studies show that children who miss just one day of school fall two days behind in their school work. Students who are absent an average of 15 days a year miss a year's worth of school before their senior year, and students who miss 8 days or more each year are at risk of not graduating with their class. Attendance is everyone's responsibility. Here's how:
 
      * Arrive to school and class on time
      * Notify attendance office by phone or written note of student's absence within 3 days of the
         first day of absence
      * Plan vacations during non-school days
      * Schedule doctor appointments for your child after school when possible
      * When you must schedule an appointment during the day, bring your child to school before
         or after the appointment so they can attend some of their classes
      * Allow your child to stay home only when he/she has a contagious illness or is too sick to be
         comfortable at school
       
Whenever your child is absent be sure to contact their teachers to find out what they have missed and what assignments they need to make up so that they may catch up with their class lessons. 
 
Our counselors are available to help families and students with issues that may be impacting their attendance.
 
The following link has great information and data on attendance:
 

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