Studies repeatedly show that children with strong attendance records outperform others in learning achievement. That means a stronger likelihood of finishing high school, attending college, and having a productive career.
By contrast, children who are frequently absent literally miss out on those opportunities to form the habits they need for learning achievement. Sadly the impact reaches well beyond elementary school, as these students are more likely to drop out of high school and engage in destructive or criminal activities in later years. With the stakes so high for our students, we take attendance very seriously in our District.
Unless children are ill (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash, currently or within the past 24 hours) they must be in school, on time, and ready to learn. You will find our complete attendance policy here and information about the Alabama’s compulsory education law (which states that children between the ages of six and 18 are required to attend school regularly) here. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school.