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My schools attendance policy sets out how the school manages issues around attendance. Attendance has to be monitored carefully to ensure there are no unauthorised absences or long spells of unexplained absences. Both children and parents have a
Student attendance is important to reaching key academic milestones, graduating from high school and having access to opportunities as adults. Studies show that students who are chronically absent (miss 18 days or more during the school year for any reason) are less likely to graduate from high school. SPS Housing and Education Manager Kathlyn Paananen speaks to the significance of caring adults in a student’s life as having a proven, positive impact on student success, “Best practices to address attendance include having a supportive community that positively reinforce regular school attendance!”
A popular method of distribution is through a Faculty and Student Handbook, which is also sent home for parents to read and realize its application to the school’s learning community and culture. Another form of announcement of the school’s disciplinary plan is through a beginning of the year school-wide assembly, as well as imaginative presentations (Marzano, R., Marzano, J., & Pickering, 2003, pg. 109). These presentations could be televised, or in-person; they could possibly consist of skits that seriously, yet humorously, depict scenarios that illustrate students expected behavior while on school grounds and may require a demonstration of resolutions to problems through the use of the school’s prevention intervention plan. There also is the offering of an open house night for parents to come into the school and discuss the school’s expectations and procedures, as well as ask questions pertaining to the school’s PBIS and management program (Marzano, R., Marzano, J., & Pickering, 2003, pg. 109); this is a highly effective way to involve and inform parents of the school’s requirements and intentions to keep and enforce a stable, solid, and safe community of engaged learners on the school grounds. One other additional method in continuously remind
It is suggested by data from NAEP testing that school absences is one of the factors that has a negative impact on student learning and therefore on overall grade point average and test scores. In a table that shows the coloration of school days missed with the percent of student with a 3.0 of higher grade point average, in the Sioux Falls school district in South Dakota, data suggests that as
Student tardy rates have significantly hindered their attendance at CSI zero period classes. This has affected student achievement levels, and the rate at which students are retained in the CSI program, thus leading to a high student retention rate in CSI from year to year. This also results in large CSI class sizes that are not beneficial to student learning. In addition, when interviewing CSI teachers, it is apparent that numerous attempts were made to communicate with parents and remedy the attendance problem, however students continued to show up late to school, or miss zero period completely.
Building in-class continuity will help prepare young adults for the work world and requiring class attendance will help develop students for a thriving career. Fortunately, in grade school you are required to go to school. If you don’t there will be some form of consequences. However, once students enter college they now have the choice of attending class, thus, teaching inconsistency. Doing so holds back other students in the class
Always PRESENT: Students who are in class regularly do better in school; this is a fact. Make every effort to be in school every day. If you are absent, you have the number of school days you were absent plus one to turn in missed work. When you return to school, your missed work will be located in the Absentee folder bin. It is your responsibility to get your make-up work and turn it in on time. If you need an extension due to a long illness or other extenuating circumstance, please ask prior to the due date.
To begin, one reason I love the attendance policy is because it teaches students that school is a number one priority. Students are limited on the number of absences they receive each year, which teaches students about responsibility. In recent
Purpose of / Need for the Policy: Parental involvement is important for student success. High-quality education cannot be provided without involving parents in the learning process. When enrolling a student, parent sign a Contract of Excellence, committing to 40 parent hours each year, to help with their student’s achievement. The school will provide parent workshops, communication, clubs, and activities to coach, train, and empower parents so they can better assist their child’s quest of a first-rate education.
The author believes the student's ability is what should be graded not their availability and therefore attendance should have no effect on a student's grade..
Parental involvement in education is a vital essential for creating a cooperative environment for the student to thrive and succeed in. When a student knows that he or she is receiving support both inside and outside the school, the chances of that child becoming responsible for and active in their education are more likely. I know that there can be difficulties including parents for many reasons. Such parents may be too busy, uninterested or just feel helpless. However, as an educator, I will still have an obligation to reach out to these parents and assist them.
Various programs are being carried out by schools in order to reduce the rates of dropout and these programs are centered on maximizing school attendance and achievement and other educational-related outcomes (Fashola and Slavin, 1998). More often
While studying or even registering for a class presents a challenge to some college students, the greatest obstacle remains, going to class. Attending college is supposed to signify a new found freedom to make many important choices regarding education without high school mandatory attendance policies. However, students everywhere are coming to the staggering realization that college is not too different from high school. Teachers still take class roll and students are still expected to be at every class on time. What next, hall monitors in the hall? The time has come for action to be taken. Colleges must abolish mandatory student attendance policies for several reasons to be further discussed.
Teacher absenteeism puts students at a loss. New research suggests that teacher absenteeism is becoming problematic in U. S. public schools, as about one in three teachers miss more than ten days of school each year. U. S. teacher absence rates are nearly three times those of managerial and professional employees. First-ever figures from the U. S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, compiled in 2012, also show that in a few