Too many absences can make learning hard and cause students to fall behind. Chronic absence - missing 10 percent of the school year, or just 2-3 days every month - can lead to lower grades and test scores. It is also related to lower reading and math skills, and high school graduation rates.
If you think your child is missing too many days of school, or if a teacher contacts you about your child’s attendance, you can talk to the school’s guidance counselor, parent coordinator, or other staff members. Explore our materials to help improve your child’s attendance below.