C.I.S. "Coyotes In School"
Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating High School.
- Students who are chronically absent in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade are much less likely to read at grade level by third grade. Students who cannot read at grade level by the end of third grade are four times more likely than proficient readers to drop out of high school. Students can be chronically absent even if they miss a day or two every week. Starting in Pre-K too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
- High School dropout, which chronically absent students are more likely to experience, has been linked to poor outcomes later in life, from poverty and diminished health to involvement in the criminal justice system.
- Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance.
The following reflects chronic Absenteeism:
- 18 Absences per year—students are 5 times more likely to struggle in Math, Science, and Reading.
- 2 Absences Per Month X 9 Months of School = Less Likely to Graduate from High School
- 2 Absences Per Month X 9 Months of School = Likely to Fall Behind in School
- 2 Absences Per Month X 9 Months of School = Likely to Fail Reading
- 2 Absences Per Month X 9 Months of School = Likely to Fail Math
- 2 Absences Per Month X 9 Months of School = Likely to Fail a Grade
Students should not miss school each year to stay engaged, successful and on the track to graduation. Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job.
- Missing 10%, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success.
- Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.
- Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
- Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time every day is important. Good attendance will help students do well in high school, college, and at work.
Recommended Student Appointment Dates:
Missing even part of a school day for a scheduled appointment can be detrimental to student success. Schedule appointments for times outside the school day or for student holidays:
- October 14-18 Fall Break
- November 25-29 Thanksgiving Break
- December 23-Jan 6 Christmas Break
- January 24 Stock Show Holiday
- February 17 President’s Day Holiday
- March 9-16 Spring Break
- April 10 Good Friday Holiday