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Attendance Matters

Showing Up Matters


Did you know?

  • Missing 10%, or 2 days a month, over the course of the school year, can affect a student’s academic success.
  • 1 in 10 kids in kindergarten and 1st grade is chronically absent.
  • By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school.
  • By 9th grade, attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.


Make school a priority.

  • Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day.
  • Know the attendance policy. (Attendance and Truancy Legal Requirements)
  • Keep track of your student’s attendance to be sure absences aren’t adding up.
  • Seek help from school staff, other parents or community agencies if you need support.