Health and Attendance

Illness Guidelines: When Should I keep My Child Home?
Posted on 01/22/2024
Photo by Diana Polekhina on UnsplashRegular school attendance has a direct impact on school performance. There is evidence that poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade. By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school and data trends show that missing 18 days in a school year negatively affects a student’s academic performance and impacts your school’s accreditation. Each day's absence is a student missing several hours of instruction and making up assignments cannot replace the value of in-class learning time. We understand that children do get sick and need to stay at home but we want to partner with you to minimize your child's time away from their learning opportunities. In order to aid your decision-making about school attendance, please review the following flyer below: