• Attendance Matters

    Attendance is one of the most powerful predictors of academic achievement and having your student in their seat, ready to learn for the entire school day will benefit them, their classmates, and our whole school community. Let’s work together to make sure your child has great attendance and can get the most out of their learning opportunities this school year.

    OUR PROMISE TO YOU

    We know that there are a wide variety of reasons that students are absent from school, from health concerns to transportation challenges. There are many people in our building prepared to help you if you or your student face challenges in getting to school regularly or on time. We promise to track attendance daily, to notice when your student is missing from class, communicate with you to understand why they were absent, and to identify barriers and supports available to overcome challenges you may face in helping your student attend school.

    WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

    We miss your student when they are not at school as we value their contributions to our school community. If your student is going to be absent, please contact the school in advance. In accordance with Alabama state law, students’ absences must be explained. Every student, upon return to school, must bring a written excuse from home within 5 days, dated and signed by the student’s parent/guardian for each absence.

    HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER

    • Send your child to school unless they are truly sick, such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or a contagious rash.
    • Avoid appointments and travel when school is in session.
    • Keep track of your child’s attendance using Parent Portal.
    • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine (including limiting how late your child may use any electronic devices) and finish homework and pack backpacks the night before.
    • Have a back-up plan for getting to school in case something comes up.
    • Communicate with the school about how we can work together to support your child’s attendance.

     

    Let us know how we can best support you and your children so that they can show up for school on time every day.   We want your child to be successful in school!  If you have any questions or need more information, please contact your child’s school. Thank you and have a great school year!