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 week||40 days per year||8 weeks per year||Over 2 and a half years lost|
|2 days a week||80 days per year||16 weeks per year||Over 5 years lost|
|3 days a week||120 days per year||24 weeks per year||Nearly 8 years lost|