Did you know that missing just 2 days a month or 10% of school can make it harder for students to:
– Gain early reading and math skills
– Build Relationships
– Develop good attendance habits
The routines your child develops early will continue throughout their school years. Attending school on time, every day on a regular basis helps students feel better about school and themselves. Start building this habit early in preschool so they learn right away that going to school every day is important.
Acceptable attendance, as reported to and mandated by the state, is being present 90% or more of the time. The minimum requirement of teacher-pupil instructional contact time per The State of Colorado and St. Vrain Valley Schools is 968 hours for elementary students during a school year. This equates to 174 school days. At Mead Elementary, we allow for 10 excused absences. Anything over 10 absences will be unexcused and require a doctor’s note to be excused.
Our goal at Mead Elementary is to establish an environment conducive to the very best learning. And it’s the hope that parents will help promote faithful attendance, an excellent work ethic, good habits and responsibility. Eventually good attendance will be a skill that will help them succeed in high school and college.
If you know in advance that your child will be absent from school, please contact the school office at 970-535-4488 to excuse your child. Please contact your child’s teacher to make up any missing work due to absences.