Attendance is key
At Washington we know that school success goes hand in hand with good attendance. The early years set the foundation for your child’s future education. Our goal is to support every family in building the habit of good attendance early. We have several attendance programs available to families, as well as exciting incentive programs that recognize excellent student attendance.
Did you know?
- Your children can suffer academically if they miss 10 percent of school days in a year, or about 18 days. That can be just one day every two weeks and can happen before you know it.
- It doesn’t matter if these absences are excused or unexcused. They all represent lost time in the classroom and lost opportunities to learn.
- Attendance matters as early as kindergarten. Studies show many children who miss too many days in kindergarten and first grade can struggle academically in later years. They often have trouble mastering reading by the end of third grade.