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September Is Attendance Awareness Month

Attendance awareness month

September is National Attendance Awareness Month! This is the perfect time to talk to your student about the importance of daily attendance. The MOST IMPORTANT benefit of good attendance is YOUR STUDENT’S ACADEMIC SUCCESS. Research shows that missing 10 percent of school instruction, or about 18 days, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and is also considered as chronic absenteeism. Even if the absences are excused, the negative impact on the student still persists.

We believe a good education provides your student with a foundation for future success! Absences can seriously disrupt a student’s mastery of the instructional material provided daily and cause them to fall behind or feel disconnected from what is happening in the classroom. We realize there are reasons that students may miss school occasionally due to illness or other circumstances, but please try to limit absences as much as possible.

• Communication is the key! Talk to your teachers/school staff when facing obstacles in getting to or attending school.
• Our school is a community! We want parents to feel engaged in what is happening at your school. If you have questions please contact your teachers and/or staff members. They are here to help!
• Set a positive example! Stress to your student how important their education is to their overall success. They have to be present to learn. Your impact is HUGE!
• School is fun! Be on time and ready to participate and learn. The more your student is here, the more engaged they are in what is going on in the classroom.

We Belong In School!!!! Your student’s attendance is critical to their future success and together we can make sure they are driven to excellence!!! GO JISD parents, students, and staff!!!