Why Attendance Matters
Dear David Douglas Parents and Guardians,
The David Douglas School District is asking for your help.
It has been a year of obstacles and challenges unlike any we can remember. Covid-19 and all of its damage has disrupted so many lives, jobs, and communities. The inequalities of race and gender have weighed on all of our hearts. Even last summer’s forest fires affected us all.
For these reasons, and likely many others, we are finding that families are exhausted. And sadly, as a result, across our district, our attendance rates are now falling well below our usual high standard.
Research shows that the students with the highest attendance rates are the students who are the most likely to succeed in their professional lives after school. We are passionate about making sure that every David Douglas student is successful that we always want to push for the best attendance possible. And this is why we are asking for your help.
Here are a few things that you can do to ensure that your student’s attendance is the best that it can possibly be.
- Know the schedule. Students should be logging in to school each and every day of the week. In person mornings still require afternoon virtual attendance. In person days still require virtual attendance on the other three days of the week. If you have questions, please call your school for clarification.
- Have a Daily Schedule that will promote the best attendance. Healthy and consistent bed times and wake up times lead to healthy and consistent school attendance.
- Be an attendance cheerleader. Speak to your student about what you expect. Let them know why their attendance is so important to you. Motivate and encourage your student to achieve the highest levels.
- Knock out the obstacles. Work to overcome the challenges and obstacles that arise. If you are stuck or can’t solve a problem, we are here to help. Call us and let us partner with you.
Thanks, in advance, to all parents, guardians, students, and families who help their students to achieve the best. In David Douglas we are passionate about making sure that every student achieves all that they can achieve. Together we will learn, grow, and thrive!
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