Students who miss school miss out — #SchoolEveryDay

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Students who have the best attendance perform better than their peers who miss days of learning and have to play catch up.

Students with regular attendance also enjoy school more, which makes it easier for parents to get them up, ready and out the door in the morning.

Because regular attendance is vitally important to learning, California has designated September “Attendance Awareness Month.” Learn more about the importance of good attendance and how to build this healthy habit by clicking here.

If you have successful strategies for improving your child’s attendance, share them with other parents on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #SchoolEveryDay.

Attendance is essential to school success, but too often students and parents do not realize how quickly absences – excused and unexcused — can add up to academic trouble.

Chronic absence – missing 10 percent of the school year, or just a couple of days every month – can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing courses and ninth-graders dropping out of high school.

Remember, Every Day Counts!