The Sioux City Community School District recognizes that good attendance is essential to academic success.
In an effort to help students “attend today and achieve tomorrow,” the District is asking local community members and District employees to link arms in an awareness campaign.
Far too many students are at risk academically because they are chronically absent. Chronic absence is described as missing 10 percent of the school year—or about 18 days – for any reason, excused or unexcused. That’s the point at which absenteeism begins to affect student performance, research shows.
- If you have school-age children, help them build a habit and culture of regular attendance.
- If you or someone you know has school-age children experiencing challenges that may result in school absences, let a member of the District know so we can assist.
The October 4th door-to-door initiative with community members has been cancelled. A reschedule date is being considered. If you would like to be part of a future event to help raise awareness about the importance of attendance, please call (712) 279-6083.