September is recognized as National Attendance Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is Showing Up Together. This new school year, HBCSD focuses on developing and strengthening connections among staff, students, families, and the community. These connections help us build a collaborative home-school partnership supporting student learning. Let’s work together to help students connect by showing up ready to learn daily!
Regular attendance is vital for student success. When students attend school regularly, starting as early as preschool and kindergarten, they have an opportunity to achieve academically and 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.
Promoting belonging is fundamental to improving student attendance and engagement. We all have a role to play in making our schools safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments. We encourage open communication between home and school so we can work together to ensure all students have a successful year.
To keep students healthy, ensure your child gets adequate sleep, eats a balanced diet, and exercises regularly. If you are unsure whether to send your child to school due to illness, keep your child home and call the school to discuss the situation.
Throughout National Attendance Awareness Month, Huntington Beach City School District will share information on how to work together to provide the best learning and well-being opportunities for all our students.