Attendance Matters


Attendance is one of the most important factors in determining a child’s success in school. Absences, especially at the elementary level, may seem like they are not a big deal, but as you can see by viewing the chart below, it all adds up. Please make sure to send your child to school every day. 

Missing…Equals…Adds up to…Over your child’s school life…
1 day a week40 days per year8 weeks per yearOver 2 and a half years lost
2 days a week80 days per year16 weeks per yearOver 5 years lost
3 days a week120 days per year24 weeks per yearNearly 8 years lost

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