While September is a Attendance Awareness Month, our district's pledge is to create a culture of showing up every day of every month. We know that achievement and student success are inextricably linked to attendance. The leadership and staff at Fillmore Unified School District are dedicated to ongoing communication, support and encouragement around the importance of attendance.
The most important thing we can do for our children to be successful in life is to get them to school, on time, every day. Here is why:
- In the elementary years, children who miss school are more likely to struggle academically and in later years, to dropout entirely.
- In secondary years, attendance is No. 1 predictor of dropout and graduation rates.
- Attendance is a top indicator of being on track for graduation and for college and career readiness
- Nearly 67% of course failures were attributed to absenteeism