School Attendance Matters
ACPS Parents and Guardians:
This message brings you a warm welcome and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2020. Semester grades will soon be available for your review. Your child’s school attendance is so importance to us because it really matters. School success goes hand in hand with regular school attendance. Missing just 10% of a school year can really cause students to fall behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school. Put simply, too many absences at any age can contribute to achievement gaps and negatively impact your child’s grades.
Regular school attendance habits begin at home. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and about themselves. Please remember the costs to your child’s education if he/she misses too much school are high. Even if you get a homework packet from the teacher, it doesn’t make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom. Poor school attendance correlates to poor attendance patterns in later years. However, students can begin to reverse their academic difficulties if they improve their attendance. Your child’s regular school attendance is a resolution worth keeping!