Build the Habit of Good Attendance in Elementary School
DID YOU KNOW?
- 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.
Upcoming Calendar Dates
20 Q2 Interim Report Distributed
23-27 Thanksgiving Break
30 No School for Students - Professional Development for Staff
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
11-22 iReady Winter Diagnostic Window
23 ACT Testing - Class of 2022
22-26 ACCEL Mock State Assessment Window
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
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.
DID YOU KNOW?
- 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.