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ATTENDANCE MATTERS

Taking Care of Your Future

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School Success Begins with Attendance

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Why does Attendance Matter?

• It’s the Law

• You’ll make friends

• You’ll stay on track for high school and college graduation

• High school and college grads make $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 more in income over a lifetime!

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What does the law say?

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In Texas, you must attend school at least 90% of the time

Your school can file truancy charges against you or your parent/guardian for:

• 3 unexcused absences within a 4 week period, all day OR part of day

• 10 unexcused absences within a 6 month period, all day OR part of day

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Fines up to $500

Court fees up to $85

Community Service

Probation Officer

Possible denial of driver’s license

Mandatory student and parent/guardian classes

Criminal record

Court mandated actions

Possible legal consequences

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Excused? Unexcused?

Excused? Unexcused?

Excused? Unexcused?

Excused? Unexcused?

Excused? Unexcused?

Excused? Unexcused?

Excused? Unexcused?

Excused? Unexcused?

Documented illness

School activity

Mentor visit

College visit (2 per Jr. year, 2 per Sr. year)

Religious holy day

Court appearance

Medicaid appointment

Excused Overslept

Missed the bus

Out of town/Vacation

Parent sick

Baby sitting

Sibling doctor appointment

Car trouble/Traffic

Bad weather

Nothing to wear

“Don’t feel like it”

Unexcused

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When am I

too sick?

Not Too SickToo Sick Fever over 100 degrees

Vomiting/Diarrhea

Contagious

Hospitalized

Doctor’s orders

Runny nose

Headache

Stomachache

Sprained ankle/cast

Allergies

“Don’t feel good”

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Social Impact

Attendance affects Friendships

• Lose out on making friends

• Out of the social loop

• Can’t participate in extracurricular activities (sports, band, dances, field trips)

• Loss of personal time (Saturday school, tutoring, after school detention)

Lose out on making friends. Out of the social loop. Can’t participate in extracurricular activities. Loss of personal time. Lose out on making friends. Out of the social loop. Can’t participate in extracurricular activities. Loss of personal time. Lose out on making friends. Out of the social loop. Can’t participate in extracurricular activities. Loss of personal time. Lose out on making friends. Out of the social loop. Can’t participate in extracurricular activities. Loss of personal time. Lose out on making friends. Out of the social loop. Can’t participate in extracurricular activities. Loss of personal time.

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academicImpact

• Loss of high school credit

• Fall behind in school work

• Hard to catch up/Feeling lost

• Make-up work

• Low grades

• Repeat grade

• Summer school

• Fail STAAR/EOC/TAKS

Lose of high school credit. Fall behind in school work. Hard to catch up/feeling lost. Make-up work. Low Grades. Repeat Grade. Summer School. Fail STAAR/EOC/TAKS. Lose of high school credit. Fall behind in school work. Hard to catch up/feeling lost. Make-up work. Low Grades. Repeat Grade. Summer School. Fail STAAR/EOC/TAKS. Lose of high school credit. Fall behind in school work. Hard to catch up/feeling lost. Make-up work. Low Grades. Repeat Grade. Summer School. Fail STAAR/EOC/TAKS

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What if I’m absent?

• Turn in a note to the ATTENDANCE CLERK, not a teacher, when you are absent or tardy

• Communicate with your teacher about missed work

• Ask for help if absences are becoming a problem

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Who can help?

Parents

Counselor

Dropout Prevention Specialist

Attendance Specialist

Communities in Schools

Family Resource Center

Teachers

Parent Support Specialist

Administration

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For more information, go to: www.childstudysystem.com/attendance

or contact your CSS Facilitator

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