“Missing just 10% of the school year in the early grades can leave many students struggling throughout elementary school and by 6th grade, missing that much school is strongly linked to course failure and possibly dropping out of high school,” according to AttendanceWorks.*
That’s just two skipped days per month. This year the Office of Family Engagement and Equity will be partnering with schools and other departments to help support our families so that students do not miss school. Many times our families are dealing with on-going health issues and just need extra support in finding additional health care services. If you need any assistance, please contact the Office of Family Engagement and Equity at 644-8991.
*Attendance Works is a national and state initiative that promotes awareness of the important role that school attendance plays in student success.