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National Attendance Awareness Month
Posted 9/8/22

Stay Connected, Keep Learning!

September is recognized as National Attendance Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is Stay Connected, Keep Learning. This new school year, we celebrate this important initiative by focusing on building trusting relationships and staying connected to ensure students show up and are ready to learn every day! 

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.  

In order to keep students healthy and available for in-person learning, make sure your child is getting adequate sleep, eating a balanced diet, and exercising regularly.  If you are not sure 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 we can work together to provide the best learning and well-being opportunities for all of our students.