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Avoid Truancy! 

Clear your student's absence every time
Call 909-307-5550

Attendance Matters

One of the most important things a child can do to achieve academic success is also one of the most basic:
Going to School Every Day - On Time

In fact, research has shown that a child's attendance record may be the biggest factor influencing their academic success. A child missing 10% of school days (an average of 2 times a month) is considered to be chronically absent. It doesn't seem like a lot of absences, but it adds up to many hours of missed instruction.

Benefits of Daily Attendance:

  • Keep up with the daily lessons and assignments: take quizzes and tests on time
  • Being part of the school community: learning social skills, and developing a broader world view.
  • The importance of education: commitment to attendance sends a message that education is a priority.

When is it OK for a Child to Miss School?

There are times that a child needs to miss school due to sickness, medical appointment, family emergency, etc. Sometimes these situations cannot be avoided.

If at all possible, make medical appointments outside school hours.

There are some simple guidelines to follow when deciding if a child is too sick for school:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or more
  • Persistent Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Pinkeye
  • Lice
  • Persistent, productive cough/wheezing with thick mucus
  • Undiagnosed Rash
  • Strep Throat
  • COVID Symptoms

What you can do

Plan for Success

  • Stay up on homework and check student folders every night
  • Establish bedtimes. NO electronics in sleeping space
  • Pack backpack/lunch the night before
  • Lay clothes out the night before
  • Set alarm early to avoid tardiness
  • Turn the TV and electronics OFF in the morning
  • Create morning routines