Why focus on September for Attendance Awareness Month? At the start of the school year schools and communities lay out expectations for the coming year, which is a perfect time to begin to develop a culture of attendance. Kids who miss too much school in pre-K and kindergarten are less likely to be reading in the third grade, making it much harder to learn in the years that follow. Studies show that 75% of students who are chronically absent in 6th grade will dropout of high school, and students who are chronically absent in high school are 7.4 times more likely to dropout.
Let’s do what we can to turn around chronic absence in our schools and help kids to be in school every day!
A big THANK YOU to all the parents who participated in Round-up. It was very successful. Also a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who made the process flow smoothly. The lines at times were long but the wait was minimal. If you missed Round-Up, it is not too late to register your child. Please drop by the office and we will gladly service you.