EVERY DAY COUNTS! School Success Begins with Attendance

Daily attendance in school is a strong indicator of future success. Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a student鈥檚 mastery of the instructional materials; therefore; the student and parent should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences.

Bringing Attendance Home Parent Video

In Bringing Attendance Home, a video from , a variety of parents speak about the importance of school attendance and making sure absences don鈥檛 add up. This video offers practical, every day steps parents can take to help their children attend school and highlights ways schools and communities can help reduce barriers to attendance. 

Please note: This video presents national chronic absence numbers from 2014. For example, the number of students chronically absent is no longer one out of 10 students. In , 8 million, or one out of six students, were chronically absent. Given challenges created by the pandemic, chronic absence now affects even more children.