Bulldog Blast

November 2020

Build the Habit of Good Attendance in Elementary School

Full Resource: https://www.attendanceworks.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ATT_1PG_ELEMENTARY_102720.pdf


  • Participation in early education programs, like preschool and Head Start, lead to better attendance in kindergarten.
  • Starting in kindergarten, missing 10% of school (or just 2 days every month) can make it harder to learn to read and cause children to fall behind in school.
  • Good attendance, whether class is held in person or remotely, can help children do well in school, and eventually in the workplace and in college.

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Upcoming Calendar Dates

November 2020

20 Q2 Interim Report Distributed

23-27 Thanksgiving Break

30 No School for Students - Professional Development for Staff

December 2020

1 Picture Retake Day

10-18 ACCEL Mock State Assessment Window

18 Q2 Ends

21-Jan. 1 Winter Break - No School for Students - School Closed

January 2021

11-22 iReady Winter Diagnostic Window

February 2021

23 ACT Testing - Class of 2022

22-26 ACCEL Mock State Assessment Window

May 2021

10-20 iReady Spring Diagnostic Window

Recommendations from the CDC for Daily Activities and Going Out

What you need to know

  • In general, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.
  • If you decide to engage in public activities, continue to protect yourself by practicing everyday preventive actions.
  • Keep these items on hand when venturing out: a face mask, tissues, and a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, if possible.


Keep Your Teen on Track in Middle and High School

Full Resource: https://www.attendanceworks.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ATT_1PG_Middle_Highschool_102720.pdf

Even as teens grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure teens participate or get to school safely every day.


  • Absences can be a sign that a teen is losing interest, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other difficulty.
  • By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a teen may drop out of high school.
  • Missing 10% (or just 2 days each month) of school can drastically affect a teen’s academic success.
  • Attendance is an important life skill that will help your teen keep a job and graduate from college.

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