Attendance Matters!

Lakeland High School

Did you know?


  • Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks
  • Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a social issue at school or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.
  • Missing 10%, or about 20 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success
  • Attendance is an important life skill that will help your student graduate from college and keep a job

What you can do:

  • Make school attendance an EXPECTATION.
  • Encourage meaningful after-school ACTIVITIES, including sports and clubs.
  • TALK to your student’s teachers and counselor if you notice sudden changes in behavior.
  • Help your child maintain DAILY ROUTINES, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
  • Try NOT to schedule dental or medical appointments during the school day.
  • Stay on top of academic progress by routinely checking Family Access.
  • Seek help from teachers or tutors if necessary.

Get the Facts

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Attendance Policy

Talk with your student’s counselor if you feel you need more support or information on how attendance impacts their success.


Lakeland’s attendance policy can be found in the Student Code of Conduct. See Link:

http://www.hvs.org/schools/highschools/lakeland/resources/parentresources/