Attendance Works

Our goal this year is to ensure that every student attends school regularly.

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day.

We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically. 

Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent—which means missing 18 or more days over the course of an entire school year.

Research shows: 

  • Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade. 
  • By 6th grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school. 
  • By 9th grade good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than 8th grade test scores. 

Absences can add up quickly.  A child is chronically absent if he or she misses just two days every month!!

Clearly going to school regularly matters!

We don’t want your child to fall behind in school and get discouraged.  Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time. Check out the resources on this page for tips and more information.

Let us know how we can best support you and your children so that they can show up for school on time every day. 

We want your child to be successful in school!

If you have any questions or need more information please contact our team at the House of Learning at 633-8422.

LEARN MORE!

READ Elementary Attendance Tip Sheet: Building the habit of good attendance (click on image to open)

(Stay tuned for a tip sheet on post secondary attendance)

 

WATCH THESE VIDEOS:

- Bringing Attendance Home

- Animated Attendance Infographic

- All Day, Every Day

 

ALSO SEE:

Attendance in Early Grades Information Sheet (click on image to open)

 

Attend Today Colouring Sheet (click on image to open)