Attendance – In The Early Grades
Who Is Affected? Kindergarten and 1st grade classes often have absenteeism rates as high as those in high school. Many of these absences are excused, but they still add up to lost time in the classroom.
Why it Matters? If children don’t show up for school regularly, they miss out on fundamental reading and math skills and the chance to build a habit of good attendance that will carry them into college and careers.
What we can Do? Engage Families, Fix Transportation, Address Health Needs, Track the Right Data