As a school, we base our  budgets on the number of students that will be attending school on any given day.  The number of teachers we can have, the programs we can offer, the after school sports programs, all are affected by our budget.  So it is important that we have  all of our students at school, every day.  Our students need to be in school to learn, and we need our students here, in order to continue to provide the outstanding programs that we do!  

It’s a fact that students who attend school regularly learn more and are more successful in school than students who do not. Attendance patterns are formed early in life. Children who develop good attendance habits in the early grades will be more likely to continue them throughout high school.

Regular attendance is critically important, because students who miss school miss out on carefully planned sequences of instruction. They miss out on active learning experiences and class participation. They miss out on the opportunity to ask questions. As a result, they are more likely to fall behind, and they are more likely to drop out.

Things you can do to help

· Schedule doctor and dental appointments so that your child can attend at least part of each school day.

· Communicate the importance of regular school attendance to your child so they are hearing the same thing we are saying at school.

· Please have children to school on time, being tardy impacts a child’s morning routine

· If your student does miss school, please contact the school office.

· If your student is running a fever of 100 degrees or more, vomiting, having diarrhea they need to be kept home.

When we all work together, as a team, we can make regular attendance at school a priority!