Showing up matters for R.E.A.L. It is an opportunity to:
- Build Routines - Daily attendance routines can reduce stress, increase your child’s self-confidence, and lay a foundation for good attendance in later grades. These positive behaviors also correlate to a student’s ability to get and keep a job, as they get older.
- Increase Engagement - Being in school helps students connect with their peers, teachers, and school staff, creating positive relationships that motivate students to participate in learning.
- Access Resources - Schools help students and families gain access to essential resources such as meals, physical and mental health services, and fun enrichment activities including sports, clubs, music, and after-school programs. Click Here to view local resources for families.
- Support Learning - Learning is most meaningful when it is active, social, and allows students to apply concepts to real-life situations. Showing up to school each day, helps students to engage in learning that builds skills in reading and math that will help them succeed throughout their life.
Every day in school counts!
When students have good attendance, they do better in school. Good attendance is missing not more than 1 day of school a month, whether excused or unexcused. Missing just two days a month adds up to 18 school days per year - that's 10% of the school year.
It's no surprise that, at all levels of school, research shows attendance can impact student success.
Family, school and community partnerships play an essential role in supporting students. If a student's attendance is starting to get off track, parents and caregivers can expect to be contacted by school administration. And when students have good attendance, we'll recognize their efforts, because Every Day in School Counts!
If you have questions, contact your school's principal.