Attendance Matters:

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?

Teachers and staff at Jefferson County Schools will be sharing the importance of daily attendance with students, organizing fun activities surrounding attendance, and even offering students a chance to share their own ideas by entering the district-wide Attendance Matters: All Day, Every Day. Poster Contest through their art classes!

You can get poster contest details below!

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?

Attendance Matters: All Day, Every Day.

Connecting with Your School

Student success begins with regular attendance. It is the foundation for developing strong academic performance, reaching graduation, and developing good work habits.

Remember, ANY absence not reported to a student's school is an unexcused absence!

Please connect with the school anytime a student is absent for any reason.