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Tips for Students

Tips for Students

Dear Student,
 
Did you know:
  • That you are an important and valued part of our community?
  • That every day you miss school, you get more than two days behind your peers because you must make-up missed learning and catch up with new learning at the same time?
  • That every day you miss school, even for excused absences, the school loses much needed income to support our schools?
  • That if every student in our school improved his or her attendance by just one day, it would help support programs and classrooms?
  • That every day you are in school, you raise your chances to score well on tests, which could lead to better opportunities for college admission and scholarships?
  • That college graduates earn $336 more per week that high school graduates?*
  • That high school dropouts are two and one-half times more likely to be on welfare that high school graduates?*
(*Source: National Dropout Prevention Center/Network)
 
Please do your part by:
  • Arriving on time to school each day.
  • Attending all classes and homeroom daily.
  • Assuming responsibilities for behaviors which support regular attendance.
  • Coming to school each day ready to learn.
If you are facing a situation that prevents you from attending school on a regular basis, we encourage you to contact the school for assistance and support.  When you are not here, you are missed!
 
WHY SHOULD I STAY IN SCHOOL?
  • If you stay in school and get your diploma, you'll double your chances of getting a well-paying job.
  • If you stay in school, you're less likely to get involved with gangs and drugs.
  • If you stay in school, you're less likely to be a victim of crime.
  • If you stay in school, you won't run the risk of being prosecuted by the District Attorney's Office for truancy.
  • If you staying school, you can write your own ticket to go anywhere, to do anything, to be anyone!
School Attendance Laws and Student & Parent Responsibilities
 
All persons between 6 and 18 years of age are required by California law to attend school.  Parents have a legal responsibility to ensure their child's attendance.
 
A student's refusal to attend school regularly can result in referral to the School Attendance Review board (SARB), Juvenile Probation, and the Juvenile Court System.