Skipping a class or full day of school can really add up over time. Find out how your missed days affect your chances of graduating on time!
*Results are based on research conducted by Robert Balfanz and Vaughan Byrnes on behalf of Johns Hopkins University Everyone Graduates Center in partnership with Get Schooled. Read entire report attached.
DID YOU KNOW?
• Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school. • Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read.
• Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.
• Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
• Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.
Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.
Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job.