Attendance Awareness

 Attendance Awareness

Underwood Public School recognizes that good attendance is essential to academic success.

Chronically absent students are often at risk academically. Chronic absence is typically described as missing 10 percent of the school year—or about 18 days – for any reason, excused or unexcused.

What You Can Do

Parents and families are essential partners in promoting good attendance because they have the bottom-line responsibility for making sure their children get to school every day. Just as parents should focus on how their children are performing academically, they have a responsibility to set expectations for good attendance and to monitor their children’s absences, so that missed days don’t add up to academic trouble.

  • – If you have school-age children, help them build a habit and culture of regular attendance. Make getting to school on time a priority every day.
  • – If you or someone you know has school-age children experiencing challenges that may result in school absences, let a member of the District know so we can assist.

View the REPORT TO PARENTS: Make Every Day Count: Boost School Attendance  for additional tips and information.

View the Underwood School Attendance Matrix.