September is Attendance Awareness Month

AAM_2015_Badge-squareDid you know that children can suffer academically if they miss just 10 percent of the school year? That’s just 18 days or 2 to 3 days per month. This month the Green Bay Area Public School District is celebrating Attendance Awareness Month with a renewed push to get all kids to school – on time, every day. We know there will be days when your child will miss school, especially when she or he is sick. But missing school adds up to missed opportunities, and can cause students to fall behind academically.

Attending school is a child’s first and most important job. Students who attend school regularly starting in kindergarten are more likely to graduate and find good jobs. This month and throughout the school year, let’s work together as a community – school and business leaders, parents, students, teachers, doctors, neighbors – to get all our kids to school, on time, every day. For more information on why attending school is important, please visit www.attendanceworks.org. To follow the conversation on social media, check out the hashtag #schooleveryday to stay informed.

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