Student attendance is a powerful predictor of student outcomes! Chronic absences for any reason translate into students having difficulty learning to read by third grade, achieving in middle school, and graduating from high school. Missing a day here or there may not seem like a problem; however, absences add up quickly. Missed school days can have a tremendous impact on your student's academic learning and overall health. Monroe-Gregg School District is required to report a student who is habitually absent from school to the Department of Child Services or an intake officer of the juvenile court. A habitual absence is defined as follows:
Habitual Truancy: A student is truant from school ten (10) or more days within a school year.
Chronic Absenteeism: A student is absent from school for ten percent (10%) or more, within a school year, for ANY reason which equates to eighteen (18) school days. This applies whether the absences are excused or unexcused.
We encourage you to review the student handbooks to become familiar with Monroe-Gregg School District Attendance Policies. You may also contact your student's building office to discuss any concerns regarding their attendance.