DID YOU KNOW?
- Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.
- Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.
- Missing 10 percent, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success.
- Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.
Parents Preventing Chronic Absences
Helping families to nurture a habit of regular attendance so they can help their children realize their hopes and dreams is our goal at M.J. Fletcher School. Did you know that when our students are missing 10% and more days of school, their Hopes and Dreams for their future self is not fully realized and achieved.
Starting from UPK- 2nd grade, students whom are chronically absent from school, (missing 18 or more days), at best,are 5-6 months behind their classmates.
By middle school, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign of high school dropout. For additional research on the adverse impactof chronic absence, go to http://www.attendanceworks.org/research/.
Parent Tool Kit