EPS recognizes that attendance has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is important for success in school and on the job. Please help us make school attendance a priority. A recent update to our district attendance policy states:
Students must be in attendance at a minimum of 90% of the time each semester. Each school site will designate a committee composed of three (3) teachers, a school counselor and an administrator to review exceptions. Students may be required to make up attendance after school hours or Saturdays.
Tips for Families Regarding Attendance
• Talk about the importance of showing up to school everyday; make that the expectation.
• Help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
• Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day.
• Don’t let your child stay home unless truly sick. Complaints of headaches or stomach aches may be signs of anxiety.