As we move into the third week of school and everyone becomes more accustomed to the daily school routines, we remind families that regular school attendance is one of the most important factors that can have a positive impact on student achievement.
Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school year, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student's academic performance. That's just two days a month and that's known as chronic absence. Over the course of a student's school career, those missed days can really add up.
In other words, when students miss school, they miss out!