New way to help families monitor attendance
Attendance Awareness Letters will be mailed home to families three times throughout the school year (October, December and March). The first round will occur in late October. These letters will show how many absences have been logged for your child, in addition to showing the school average. Good information to know if, for example, a flu virus has impacted overall school attendance. Not all families will receive a letter, however. Only those with children who have missed 10 percent or more of school from Sept. 6 to Oct. 6.
Chronic absenteeism, defined as missing 10 percent of the school year, can translate into 3rd graders unable to master reading, 6th graders failing courses and 9th graders dropping out of high school.
Please use these Attendance Awareness Letters as informational tools as your child progresses through the school year. By working together to monitor attendance, we can avoid long-term consequences impacting student success.