(Attendance Works Campaign 2017)

Last year the state of Washington began a concerted effort on increasing attendance in it's schools. Why? 

Because every absence, excused or unexcused, is a learning opportunity lost and can have significant impacts on a student’s success in school and life. A student who misses 10% or more of their school days, which amounts to 18 or more days in a school year—or just two days a month—for any reason is considered chronically absent.

Chronically absent students are more likely to fall behind in reading and math and less likely to graduate from high school.

The Office of State Public Instruction reported that during the 2016 school year 22% of the North Kitsap School District Students were considered chronically absent. That is above the state average of 16%.

Addressing chronic absenteeism and developing good attendance habits is a solvable problem for which we all share responsibility.

Join KMS in our goal of having a whole school attendance of 95%!

Attendance Works is a national and state initiative that promotes better policy and practice around school attendance. Follow this link to see:
Attendance: A Community Imperative

If you have questions, concerns, or need resources please call the KMS attendance secretary at: (360) 396-3407) 
For more information and resources on Attendance and Chronic Absenteesim follow this link: