Attendance

Attendance

Attendance

If your child is absent from school, please contact Ms. Bernice at
928-539-1210 or
Good attendance will help our children do well in high school, college and at work.
  • Good attendance helps children do well in school and eventually in the workplace. Good attendance matters for school success, starting as early prekindergarten and throughout elementary school. By middle and high school, poor attendance is a leading indicator of dropout. Developing the habit of attendance prepares students for success on the job and in life.
  • Excused and unexcused absences quickly add up to too much time lost in the classroom, starting in kindergarten and even pre-k, especially for the most vulnerable populations.
  • Chronic absence, missing 10 percent or more of the school year does not just affect the students who miss school. If too many students are chronically absent, it slows down instruction for other students, who must wait while the teacher repeats material for absentee students. This makes it harder for students to learn and teachers to teach.
  • It doesn’t matter if these absences are excused or unexcused. They all represent lost time in the classroom and a lost opportunity to learn.
  • By middle and high school, chronic absence is a leading warning sign that a student will drop out.
  • Too many absent students can affect the whole classroom, creating churn and slowing down instruction.
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