• The points below describe why it is important for students to be in school every day.


    Why Attendance Matters...

    • Missing 10% of Pre-Kindergarten can make it harder to develop early reading skills
    • Poor attendance makes it harder to prepare for Kindergarten and First Grade
    • Poor attendance habits are hard to break
    • Early school success goes hand and hand with good attendance
    • Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher must slow down learning to help students catch up
    • By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of the three indicators that a student may drop out
    • Good attendance promotes social and emotional connectedness to peers, teachers, and extracurricular activities; sense of belonging
    • Attendance is an important life skill --- graduation, college/trade and job
Attendance Matters, Every Minute Counts