School attendance plays an important role in ensuring that your child receives a quality education during the school year. There is a documented link between attendance and declining achievement. Children who do not attend school regularly rarely achieve their full potential. Missed instruction and the challenges students face as they attempt to complete missed work are important factors that impact student performance. As educators, we recognize that promoting regular school attendance is a key component in the successful growth and development of all students.
There are small steps that all parents can take to monitor and limit absences thereby enhancing their child’s academic success.
- Strive to make appointments (doctors, dentists, etc.) during after-school hours.
- Never schedule extracurricular activities while school is in session.
- When planning an activity that will require absence from school, weigh the educational value against lost instructional time.
- Plan for some unstructured time to occur each weekend. Free time goes a long way in rejuvenating young minds and bodies.
Our district calendar provides various days off that we hope will allow your child ample opportunities to experience life outside the educational setting. Please take advantage of these school holidays, while being vigilant about the importance of regular daily attendance. With your support, Union Ridge School will continue to optimize instructional time and student learning opportunities.