A Note from the Director...
Week of September 19th...
Data Suggests Strong Start at LA
Platinum: 76% Gold: 15% Silver: 3% Bronze: 6%
Tardies (to school/class):
Platinum: 81% Gold: 12% Silver: 5% Bronze: 2%
Behavior (Office Referrals):
Platinum: 95% Gold: 5%
Platinum: 65% Gold: 26% Silver: 7%
This is great! Keep up the good work!
Attendance Major Factor in Timely Graduation
-Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.
-If a student exceeds 10 absences in any one class, they may be denied credit regardless if they pass the class!
-Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.
-By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school. By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
-Missing 10 percent, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success.
-Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.
-Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job. Make school attendance a priority in your home.
If your child is going to be absent, please call 736-5470 by 9 AM. Your child should bring a Drs. note to the front office the following day.