Does School Attendance Matter?
According to the University of Utah, chronic absenteeism in Utah is pervasive, with approximately 1/7 students chronically absent every year. Chronic absenteeism is associated with low test scores and low grades. It is an early warning sign of future academic problems.
It is critical students are in school in order to receive direct instruction and particpate in class discussions.
Please help us with this by making sure your students are at school every day!
September is Attendance Awareness Month. McDonald's is sponsoring a coloring contest for Elementary students. Return your entry to any McDonalds. Winners at the district level will receive a cash prize.