Why Attendance Matters

  • When a student misses even one day of school, it means he or she is missing out on important learning opportunities.
     
    Every day at City Schools,
     
    pre-k and kindergarten students:
     
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    learn a new math skill
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    make new friends
    elementary students:
     
    measure learn a new word, math skill or science theory
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    become independent and responsible
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    learn to work with others
    middle and high school students:
     
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    learn about a interesting new topic
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    connect with adults
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    explore careers
     
     
    And because there's so much going on every day, we know that
     
    students who go to school every day:
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    do better on standardized tests
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    are more likely to be reading and writing on grade level
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    are more likely to graduate on time
    students who are chronically absent:
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     struggle with their school work
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     are more likely to be held back
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     are more likely to drop out