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Attendance Matters

Here at Florida Street Discovery Center student attendance will improve as our school community continues to offer a warm and welcoming environment that emphasizes building relationships with families and stresses the importance of going to class every day and on time (no tardiness). The key is continuing to develop a school-wide school culture that promotes a sense of safety, respect, and personal responsibility, where students feel connected and know that someone notices, in a caring manner, when they miss school. A key component of the engagement is helping families understand what their children are learning when they are are in school and the negative effects of chronic absenteeism on realizing their hopes and dreams for their children. Too many parents and students do not realize that just missing two days each month is a problem, and often leads to falling behind in the classroom. Even fewer families realize that absenteeism is a problem as early as transitional kindergarten and preschool and building the habit of attendance in the early grades can influence their children's chances of graduating from high school.
Research shows that your child’s achievement is increased by regular attendance.  It is imperative that all children are on time for school.  Tardiness disrupts your child’s education and disrupts the entire class.  Please help all the children and us by having them here in school on time.