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The Importance of Attendance


Posted Date: 02/13/2020

The Importance of Attendance

Why is attendance at school important?  The attendance rate is important because students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It’s difficult for the teacher and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent.  A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn.

This year we have implemented a new attendance incentive.  The incentive rewards individual classrooms for each day the teacher AND students are present and on time.  At the end of each week, we calculate how many days each class has been present and we announce those on Rise and Shine on Friday’s.  Teachers are then given paw prints to put outside their doors.  At the end of the month, the class with the most paw prints or days present earns $100 to spend on materials for their classrooms!

We just recently created a graph in our foyer for parents to see how each class is doing.  Today, two of our first grade classes went to see the graph and discuss as a group how they can improve attendance in their classrooms!