Osbourn High School
Dear Osbourn Family,
Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!
Students who attend school regularly are more likely to perform well in reading and math, develop strong social and emotional skills, and graduate from high school on time. Help prepare your child for future success. Handouts for families from Attendance Works.
School attendance is a strong predictor of who passes their course work and who graduates on time.
Did you know?
- Chronic absenteeism (missing 18 or more school days per year) is a primary cause of lower academic achievement even when the absences are "excused" or understandable.
- Students who attend 90% or more of the school year are more likely to graduate from high school on time.
- Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with peer conflicts or facing some other potentially serious difficulty, and help is available.
- Regular attendance in 8th grade is a better predictor of on-time graduation than 8th grade test scores.
- Chronic absenteeism is among the strongest predictors of students dropping out of high school.
- Freshman who miss 10 or more days per semester are at increased risk of failing at least 2 classes during their freshman year.
OHS Attendance Rates
Missing Classes Puts Graduation at Risk
The Consortium on Chicago School Research provided a report entitled "Freshman Year: The Make-it or Break-it Year" with information on how student behavior during their freshman year in high school impacts graduation. According to the report, nearly 90% of freshmen who miss less than a week of school per semester graduate on time. As can be seen on the chart below, the graduation rate declines steadily as students miss longer periods of school each semester.
Who do I contact?
Mr. Juan Lopez, Dean of Students, Caseload: A-Lop
Phone: (571) 377-7068
Ms. Wanda Vincente, Dean of Students, Caseload: Loq-Z
Phone: (571) 377-7067
Our Attendance Officer is available to speak to parents about truancy questions or concerns.
Mr. Larry Gilligan
Family Liaison Support
Counseling Staff Information
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