Attendance Matters!

Everyone has a role in helping to achieve this goal:

Staff
•    Take attendance every day.
•    Talk with students and/or parents when a student frequently misses your class. It is your business!
•    Make students and their families feel welcome in your classroom and at school.
•    Hold high expectations for all students. Focus on strengths and challenge all students to reach their full potential.

Students
•    Arrive at school—and all of your classes—on time every day!
•    Remind a parent or guardian to notify the school office when you are absent.
•    Take responsibility for your own behavior—go to bed on time, get yourself ready and be prepared for your classes.
•    School is your job, treat it like one!

Parents/Guardians
•    Get your child to school on time every day and have a back-up plan. 
•    Plan vacations around scheduled school breaks and schedule appointments before or after school, during lunch or free periods.
•    Report all absences to the school.
•    Learn the difference between excused and unexcused absences.
•    Don’t allow your child to stay home unnecessarily.
•    Give your child enough time to get ready in the morning. Prepare lunches, complete homework assignments and set clothing out the night before.
•    Remind your child the importance of school and how their education matters.
•    Be involved in the school and your child’s education. Don’t hesitate to contact the school for any reason.

Community

•    Ask students how they are doing in school and let them know you support them.
•    If you see kids during school hours, ask why they aren’t in school.
•    Call the school about concerns of students loitering during the school day.
•    Remind students that school is important and their success matters to you and the community.