Attendance

School attendance is a critical factor in your student’s education!

  • Students chronically absent in grades K-3 are much less likely to read at grade level by 3rd grade.
  • Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.
  • Chronic absenteeism is the strongest predictor of dropping out of high school– even stronger than suspensions, tests scores and being over age for grade.
  • Every minute counts: 5 minutes late each day equals 2 days of school lost, 15 minutes late equals 6 1/2 days, and 30 minutes late equals 13 days lost over the school year.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is chronic absenteeism?
Students who miss 18 days or more in a school year are considered chronically absent. Students should miss no more than 9 days a year to stay engaged and on track for graduating.

How can I see my student’s attendance record?
By logging into the Infinite Campus parent portal, you can view attendance, grades and more. See your school office manager to receive log-in information or to obtain a current attendance record.

What do I need to do if my student is not able to attend school today?
Caregivers are required to notify the school each day their student will not be attending.

Parent Tips

  • Set a regular bed time and morning routine.
  • Know your student’s teachers and have regular communication.
    • Learn about your school attendance policy and what you need to do when your student will be absent.
    • Schedule appointments and vacations during school breaks or after the school day.
  • Allow your student to stay home from school only when truly sick.
  • Develop a back-up plan for getting to school if something comes up such as car trouble.