According to the US Census Bureau, high school graduates earn $10,000.00 more per year than non-graduates. The gap continues to widen for those who pursue a degree after achieving their high school diploma. What does this mean for you and your student? Academic achievement and graduation are tied directly to instruction. And a student cannot participate in that instruction if he/she is not present.
Under Wisconsin State Statute students are not allowed to miss more that 10 days per year or 5 days per semester without the absence being exempted. Exempted absences are those that result in some type of medical, legal, religious, or other circumstance approved by an administrator. All must have written note from appropriate official. In our Student Handbook on pages 16 and 17 the three types of absences are explained in more detail. Students absent without an acceptable excuse for part of or all of 5 days on which school is held during a semester will be considered a habitual truant and the full weight of the law will be used to ensure that the student return to school.
What can you do to help? Stress with your student the importance of attendance to success in school and beyond, whenever possible schedule appointments outside the school day, and schedule vacations with limited time out of school. We thank you for your continued support.
The photo above shows off an example of the AWESOME work our students accomplish on a daily basis. This cannot happen if a student does not attend. Video link is to "why attendance matters" information.