Attendance


Yellow warning sign that reads "Attendance".

Please use the school's attendance line number below to report your child's absence by 8 am.

In addition, please make sure to provide documentation upon their return to school.

 
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"EVERY DAY MATTERS", with a graduate's cap on the 'A' in DAY. Under this title is a pencil with "School + You = Success".

A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. The effects of lost school days build up one absence at a time on individual students. Penalties for students who miss school may unintentionally worsen the situation. The disciplinary response to absenteeism too often includes detention. Any absence, whether excused or not, denies students the opportunity to learn in accordance with the school's instructional program, but students who miss school are sometimes further excluded from learning opportunities as a consequence of chronic absenteeism.1



Stafford Public Schools has adopted a policy regarding student attendance and truancy. TheStudent Handbookcovers in detail the procedures for reporting absences, as well as, attendance to school, excused and unexcused absences, and truancy. The attendance rate is important because students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently.2

 

 



1 Every school day counts: The forum guide to collecting and using attendance data. National Center for Educational Statistics. (2009, February). Retrieved April 09, 2021, from https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2009/attendancedata/chapter1a.asp
 
Why attendance matters. (2011, August 11). Great Schools Staff,  Retrieved April 09, 2021, from https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/school-attendance-issues/

Attendance Works is a partner and resource for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, which aims to make sure that all children learn to read well by the end of third grade. Attendance Works is a national and state initiative that promotes better policy and practice around school attendance.
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