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Attendance Matters

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and
continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job.

Make school attendance a priority!

    Talk about the importance of showing up to school everyday, make that the expectation.
    Help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
    Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day.
    Don’t let your child stay home unless truly sick.  Complaints of headaches or stomach aches may be signs of anxiety.
    Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job

By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school.  Even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks, that is considered chronic absenteeism.  Please contact your student's counselor or teachers if you need help with keeping your child engaged in school.  The school nurse, Joy Boton, is also available to assist families with health concerns.

Each day your child is absent, you must notify the school.  Early notification is required when your student needs to leave school early or if you need an attendance contact for a long absence.

Attendance Office: 858-586-7001

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