Attendance Importance


Did you know?

  • Chronic absenteeism means missing 10% (about 18 days) or more of school days in a year.
  • Missing 10% of school days can make it harder to learn to read.
  • Students can fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.
  • Students who are chronically absent are less likely to succeed academically and more likely to drop out of school.

 Missing 2 days of school per month from Kindergarten - 12th Grade

= 108 hours per year
= 11 months
= over 1 school year lost

Parents and Families Should:

  1. Make getting to school on time everyday a high priority in your family.
  2. Talk with your child about the importance of school attendance from an early age and the negative effects of too many absences.
  3. When necessary, create a safe space for your child to share what's keeping them from participating in school on a regular basis.
  4. Have a back-up plan for getting your child to school when there are difficulties with transportation, family illness, or other challenges.
  5. Schedule doctor and other appointments for after school hours whenever possible.
  6. Monitor students' school attendance to make sure your child is in class every day.
  7. Contact your child's school to discuss supports and services that can help your child maintain regular school attendance. 


  • Self-awareness
  • Self Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision Making

Classroom Success

I can be on time and attend school every day.
I can manage my emotions and know how they impact my family and friends.
I can make good decisions.
I can make and keep good grades.
I can be college, career, and life ready!

The School District of Palm Beach County