Pearce Primary wants to remind our parents that one of the keys to student success is being in the classroom each and every day. Even the world’s best teachers, lesson plans and curriculum are of no value to students who are not in class to benefit from them. This includes signing out children before school is released at 2:58 and students arriving after 7:30 am. Attendance is one of the best predictors of high school graduation rates and college readiness rates.
The State of Texas (Texas Education Agency) defines for public schools specific legal guidelines that districts must follow by law. Parents can work with the school by providing written notice of doctor visits, illness or family emergencies that have an impact on their students’ attendance rate. The Txconnect Parent Portal is also a helpful tool for parents to monitor their child’s absences at any grade level.