SPSD schools offering attendance incentives
Several SPSD schools are offering students a little extra incentive to come to school, as teachers and staff at SPSD schools have developed rewards ranging from field trips, to fun days, to weekly drawings for students with perfect attendance.
To have perfect attendance, students must be present at school at least 63% of the school day every day.
Research has proven there is a high correlation between school attendance and academic performance and success, while absence from school is often the greatest single cause of poor performance and achievement.
Why is it so important to attend every day?
- Learning is a progressive activity; each day’s lessons build upon those of the previous day(s).
- Reading the material and completing work independently does not compensate for the loss of insight gained during class discussion or the loss of competency acquired through explanation or supervised drill.
- Many classes use lectures, discussions, demonstrations, experiments and participation as part of the daily learning activities, and these cannot be made up by those who are absent.
- Regular student participation in daily classroom activities plays a significant role in a student’s school success.
Remember, regular attendance is necessary for success in school. Help ensure that your child has the best opportunity for success by making sure he/she is in school every day.