The MLK Attendance Team

Attendance matters because you matter!

Dear MLK Family,

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job.


Did you Know:

• Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful, and on track to graduation.

• 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.


We thank our teachers and staff members for assisting the MLK Attendance team. Please contact any member of the team and let us know how we can support you.


Sincerely,

Mr. Clifton Murray, Assistant Principal

Attendance Team Members Visiting Classrooms

Classroom visits have already started. Below you will see each member of the team that may come into your classroom looking for students or asking them to report to a different link. Please assist them in any way you can when they enter the classroom. Thank you for your support.

The MLK Attendance Team

Attendance Team Home Visits

The Attendance Team continues to support our teachers in and out of the classroom. If you need a home visit please click on the link below and we will conduct the home visit as soon as we can.


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MLK ATTENDANCE BY MONTH

Here are the current attendance rates by month. Our attendance rate for last school year was 94.33%

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