Student Support Services » Attendance


Help Your Child Succeed in School
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School success goes hand in hand with good attendance! Every day is important. Many MPUSD students miss 10 percent of the school year - about 18 days a year or just two days every month. Chronic absenteeism in kindergarten, can predict lower test scores, poor attendance, and retention in later grades.
  • Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read.
  • Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.
  • Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
  • Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.
  • Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.

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