Daily Attendance Leads to Student Success
Studies show that there is a direct correlation between good health, school attendance, and student achievement. Your student must work twice as hard the next day to catch up on missed instruction and missed assignments including homework. Your teacher loses class time by having to repeat lessons for students who were absent. Schools do not receive funding from the State of California for students who are absent from school. This includes all absences, even those related to illness, medical, or dental appointments. When schools lose funding, kids lose music, learning technology, summer school, and smaller classes.
Did you know?
Chronic absence in Kindergarten is associated with lower academic performance in 1st grade among all children and also could predict the lowest levels of educational achievement at the end of fifth grade.
By 6th grade, missing 20% (or two months of school) is a critical warning sign of school drop-out.
By 9th grade, missing 20% of school can be a better predictor of drop-out than 8th grade test scores.
Phone: (510) 723-3805 ext. 9
Attendance Voicemail: (510) 723-3805 ext. 9
When a student is absent parents should call the Attendance Office at (510) 723-3805, ext. 9 leaving the spelling of the student's first and last name along with the date and reason for absence.
Here are a few tips to keep your students healthy so that they can attend every day:
- Wash your hands! Teach your kids to wash their hands frequently, always after using the restroom and frequently throughout the day.
- Eat more healthy foods! Make sure they eat a good breakfast everyday. Have your children eat less fried foods, drink less sodas, and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables,
- Sleep! Kids need at least 9 hours of sleep each night to be rested and ready to learn. Cut back on video game usage and late-night T.V. shows.
- When sick, cough into your elbow, not your hand. This helps to cut down on the spread of germs.