Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism
Why are we focusing on attendance?
Every absence, excused or unexcused, is a learning opportunity lost and
can have significant impacts on a student’s success in school and life. A
student who misses 18 or more days in a school year—just two days a
month—for any reason is considered chronically absent. Chronically
absent students are more likely to fall behind in reading and math and
less likely to graduate from high school. Addressing chronic absenteeism
and developing good attendance habits is a solvable problem for which
we all share responsibility.
Strive for Five
Mt. Adams School District encourages everyone, staff and students, to Strive for Five - attend school five days a week, every week, during the school year.