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.