All Day, Every Day
Join Jefferson County Schools as we recognize National Attendance Awareness Month and celebrate our students just for showing up each day!
Starting as early as preschool and kindergarten, regular attendance is essential for students gaining the academic and social skills they need to thrive. Research shows that when students are chronically absent (missing 10% or more of the school year or 18 days over an entire year), they are less likely to read proficiently by third grade, achieve in middle school and graduate from high school. Watch the video below to learn more.
We all benefit when children have the opportunity to gain skills and abilities that prepare them for success in school, work, and life. The good news is that efforts to improve engagement and attendance can benefit all of us, because we all prosper when children and youth have the opportunity to gain skills and abilities that prepare them for success in school, work and life.
Why are we recognizing Attendance Awareness Month?
Chronic absence has more than doubled across the United States since the start of the pandemic, from 8 million to an estimated 16 million students. That’s one out of three students. Absenteeism has risen among all student groups, at every economic level.
How will we celebrate?
Students enrolled in Jefferson Virtual Academy, as well as JCS students at the middle and high school level, have the option to submit a digitally created poster.*
*JVA Students who wish to create a physical poster can pick up 11” x 17” paper from the JCS Board Office at 110 Mordington Ave. in Charles Town.
How can we help?