|A bulletin board from the first floor hallway lists students with perfect attendance and classes with high attendance.|
K020 (Ms. Fernandez) - 94.9%
Class 101 (Ms. Pinales) - 94.8%
Class 202 (Ms. Miller) - 96%
Class 302 (Ms. Hodge) - 96.7%
Class 402 (Dr. Thomas) - 96.8% *Highest attendance in the school!
Class 520 (Ms. D. Cabral) - 95.2%
Class 504 (Ms. Marmolejos & Mr. Rosario) - 95.2%
Excellent attendance is a crucial requirement for doing well in school--and life! We know that a student may be absent for illness, emergencies, or for religious observance, but the goal is for every student to be in school every day.
Did you know that a student who has 90% attendance is missing one month of instruction? A student with less than 90% attendance is considered chronically absent. Here's a list from the NYC Department of Education, that may be helpful:
- Attendance is a required, legal record of whether a student was in school or not.
- Absences may be excused--but are not eliminated--for religious observance, illness, or other reasons defined at each school.
- Attendance can be part of academic plans and grading policy but cannot be a sole factor in determining grades or promotion.
- The school must have a practical mechanism to notify parents when students are absent or late.
- The school must examine attendance, lateness and early departure data and develop effective intervention strategies to improve school attendance.
- Families are advised to schedule trips and vacations when school is not in session to minimize interruption in schoolwork that may impact academic progress.