School attendance

School attendance is vital to academic achievement. Every day counts! Students are expected to attend school at least 95% of the time. During a 180-day school year, that means students should miss no more than nine days.

Don’t let your child miss out

Too many absences can cause children to fall behind and make it harder to learn to read. Satisfactory attendance is a predictor for success as they get older and all the way into adulthood. By the same token, poor elementary attendance can be a strong predictor for dropping out of school.

Prioritize school attendance

Send your children to school every day unless they are sick. This creates good habits and shows that school is important to your family.

  • Avoid arriving late and leaving early. 
  • Create morning and night routines for school days and stick to them. 
  • Set out clothes and backpack at night. 
  • Have a regular bedtime and wake-up time. 

If you are worried about your child’s physical health, consider a physical exam. Sick day guidance and information about health insurance can be found on the CCPS student health and safety page.

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