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Attendance Counts!

Your child's daily, on-time attendance is critical to their success in school.  While some challenges to your child's school attendance is unavoidable, it's important to understand the impact of each absence. 

A student is considered chronically absent if they miss only two days of school per month (18 days in a year), whether the absences are excused or unexcused.  This is true for children as early as elementary school, when they are at a higher risk of falling behind in reading.  Even one year of chronic absence can cause a child to fall behind academically and decrease a child's chances of graduating from high school, which can have long-term consequences on their financial independence, physical well-being and mental health.

The good news?  Attending school every day increases a child's chances of success in school and in life!

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Be Here                              Absences add up