Every day counts for attendance!
One vital aspect of academic achievement is student attendance. When students are absent they miss the student engagement that occurs in a classroom. They miss the opportunity to participate in activities and to ask questions. Success in school requires regular punctual attendance. Regular attendance has been linked to higher achievement, stronger bonds to the school and community, lower rates of delinquent and high risk behavior, and increased participation in higher education.
Families, schools and communities must work together to support school attendance. Nothing can lead to more positive results than working collaboratively to improve academic achievement. Parents who make regular school attendance a priority also are helping their children learn to accept responsibility. Attendance patterns are formed early in life and have an impact throughout a child's academic career and in the workforce. Together, we can build a community that supports prepares and inspires all students to contribute and excel.