Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism
Why are we focusing on attendance?Every absence, excused or unexcused, is a learning opportunity lost and can have significant impacts on a student’s success in school and life. A student who misses 18 or more days in a school year—just two days a month—for any reason is considered chronically absent. Chronically absent students are more likely to fall behind in reading and math and less likely to graduate from high school. Addressing chronic absenteeism and developing good attendance habits is a solvable problem for which we all share responsibility.Strive for FiveMt. Adams School District encourages everyone, staff and students, to Strive for Five - attend school five days a week, every week, during the school year.