School/Community Partnerships

2022 Attendance Awareness

School attendance is essential to academic success, but too often students, parents, and schools do not realize how quickly absences — excused as well as unexcused — can add up to academic trouble. Chronic absence — missing 10 percent of the school year, or just 2-3 days every month — can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing courses, and ninth-graders dropping out of high school. The impact hits low-income students, who most depend on school for providing opportunities to learn, particularly hard.

Attendance Awareness PSA

Watch our video to find out why good school attendance is
so important and how to stay on track.


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En español