November 26, 2023 Dear Spring Creek Families, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! Please take a moment and look at the upcoming calendar and other information in the newsletter....
From now through the end of the school year, Spring Creek Elementary will be working on 90% or better attendance!
Please, help us in getting your students here to school. It’s the beginning of our end-of-year testing cycle and every time a student is absent, it can be difficult to make up.
Here Are A Few Facts About Chronic Absenteeism
What Is Chronic Absenteeism?: Chronic absenteeism is when a child misses 10% or more of the school year. This is equivalent to missing 18 days of school regardless of whether they’re excused or unexcused.
Kindergarten Absenteeism: Children chronically absent in kindergarten show lower levels of achievement in math, reading and general knowledge during first grade. In the 2017-2018 school year, 18% of Utah kindergarteners were chronically absent. This past year it was 36% (Reference article)
6th Grade Absenteeism: By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.
Reading and Absenteeism: Poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade or be held back.
Academics and Absenteeism: When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.
Find out more on the Attendence Works Website.
If you are struggling to get your child to school for any reason, please reach out. We are here to help.