Why Attendance Matters?
Consistent attendance helps students get better grades and increase the likelihood of graduating high school and go to college. In addition, regular attendance helps lower the probability of at risk behaviors later in life. Regular attendance helps children with their social skill development. It is important to instill the value of punctuality. It is not only needed for the rest of their academic career, but their professional career as well. It generates funds that help us pay for teachers, programs, books and other much needed supplies so that your children may have the best school experience.
Suggestions for Better Attendance
- Keep absences and tardies to a minimum.
- Always submit a note the day after an absence. If the child cannot be relied on, phone the school.
- A medical or dental appointment should be scheduled in the afternoon so the child can be here for the majority of the day. Bring your child in the morning and take him or her out prior to the appointment.
- When your child is ill, request a note from the doctor.
- If you are not able to take your child to the doctor, bring him or her to the school doctor (Dr. Vasquez) to be evaluated for illness. His hours are from 7am-3:30pm.
- Avoid unexcused absences at all costs. These include vacations, non-medical/dental appointments, child over-sleeping or refusing to attend school.