Why being in school matters
When it comes to learning, every single school day counts. Research shows that attendance plays an important role in academic success, which affects success in life. Simply put, students must attend school in order to benefit from it.
Just two missed days of school every month, for any reason, can cause a child to suffer academically and decrease the chances that he or she will graduate. Absences add up—and subtract from learning.
|No contact (attendance) in 5 consecutive school days.||Inform parent and explain potential consequences of additional unexcused absences/lack of contact.|
|No contact (attendance) in 10 consecutive school days.||Initiate a conference with parent/guardian and student to develop a strategy.|
|No contact (attendance) after the conference.||Refer for truancy.|
|Student (13 years or older) or parent (student younger than 13) fails to attend the conference.||Refer for truancy.|
|No contact (attendance) in 20 consecutive school days.||Student is withdrawn from the program.|