“Count Me In!”
That’s the message being shared by thousands of students from across the Commonwealth, and in Knox County, this Thursday, September 24, as schools participate in High Attendance Day.
As students enter the second full month of school, educators know that attendance habits developed now can last throughout the school year and throughout life.
That is why school districts across Kentucky recognize September 24 as High Attendance Day as an effort to create an awareness for the importance of regular attendance. Plus, schools are eligible to compete for cash awards in each region of the state for the highest attendance percent.
Students who miss just 2 days per month, either excused or unexcused, end up missing over 10% of the entire school year. Multiply that throughout a student’s preschool through 12th grade career, and that equals thousands of instructional hours lost.
Take a look at this infographic that shows the importance of regular school attendance: