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.
What You Can Do
Parents and families are essential partners in promoting good attendance because they have the bottom-line responsibility for making sure their children get to school every day. Just as parents should focus on how their children are performing academically, they have a responsibility to set expectations for good attendance and to monitor their children’s absences, so that missed days don’t add up to academic trouble.
- – If you have school-age children, help them build a habit and culture of regular attendance. Make getting to school on time a priority every day.
- – 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.
View this informative handout for additional tips and information.