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1 ATTENDANCE MATTERS Taking Care of Your Future Attendance Matters. Taking Care of Your Future. Attendance Matters. Taking Care of Your Future. Attendance Matters. Taking Care of Your Future. Attendance Matters. Taking Care of Your Future. Attendance Matters. Taking Care of Your Future. Attendance Matters. Taking Care of Your Future. Attendance Matters. Taking Care of Your Future. Attendance Matters. Taking Care of Your Future. Attendance Matters. Taking Care of Your Future. Attendance Matters. Taking Care of Your Future. Attendance Matters. Taking Care of Your Future. Attendance Matters. Taking Care of Your Future. Attendance Matters. Taking Care of Your Future. Presented by Learning Support Services, DPS

2 School Success Begins with Attendance Presented by Learning Support Services, DPS Why does Attendance Matter? It’s the Law You’ll make friends You’ll stay on track for high school and college graduation High school and college grads make $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 more in income over a lifetime!

3 What does the law say? Presented by Learning Support Services, DPS  In Texas, you must attend school at least 90% of the time  Your school can file truancy charges against you or your parent/guardian for: 3 unexcused absences within a 4 week period, all day OR part of day 10 unexcused absences within a 6 month period, all day OR part of day

4 Presented by Learning Support Services, DPS  Fines up to $500  Court fees up to $85  Community Service  Probation Officer  Possible denial of driver’s license  Mandatory student and parent/guardian classes  Criminal record  Court mandated actions Possible legal consequences

5 absences Excused? Unexcused?  Documented illness  School activity  Mentor visit  College visit (2 per Jr. year, 2 per Sr. year)  Religious holy day  Court appearance  Medicaid appointment Excused  Overslept  Missed the bus  Out of town/Vacation  Parent sick  Baby sitting  Sibling doctor appointment  Car trouble/Traffic  Bad weather  Nothing to wear  “Don’t feel like it” Unexcused Presented by Learning Support Services, DPS

6 When am I too sick? Not Too SickToo Sick  Fever over 100 degrees  Vomiting/Diarrhea  Contagious  Hospitalized  Doctor’s orders  Runny nose  Headache  Stomachache  Sprained ankle/cast  Allergies  “Don’t feel good” Presented by Learning Support Services, DPS

7 Social Impact Attendance affects Friendships Lose out on making friends Out of the social loop Can’t participate in extracurricular activities (sports, band, dances, field trips) Loss of personal time (Saturday school, tutoring, after school detention) Lose out on making friends. Out of the social loop. Can’t participate in extracurricular activities. Loss of personal time. Lose out on making friends. Out of the social loop. Can’t participate in extracurricular activities. Loss of personal time. Lose out on making friends. Out of the social loop. Can’t participate in extracurricular activities. Loss of personal time. Lose out on making friends. Out of the social loop. Can’t participate in extracurricular activities. Loss of personal time. Lose out on making friends. Out of the social loop. Can’t participate in extracurricular activities. Loss of personal time. Presented by Learning Support Services, DPS

8 academic Impact Loss of high school credit Fall behind in school work Hard to catch up/Feeling lost Make-up work Low grades Repeat grade Summer school Fail STAAR/EOC/TAKS Lose of high school credit. Fall behind in school work. Hard to catch up/feeling lost. Make-up work. Low Grades. Repeat Grade. Summer School. Fail STAAR/EOC/TAKS. Lose of high school credit. Fall behind in school work. Hard to catch up/feeling lost. Make-up work. Low Grades. Repeat Grade. Summer School. Fail STAAR/EOC/TAKS. Lose of high school credit. Fall behind in school work. Hard to catch up/feeling lost. Make-up work. Low Grades. Repeat Grade. Summer School. Fail STAAR/EOC/TAKS Presented by Learning Support Services, DPS

9 What if I’m absent? Turn in a note to the ATTENDANCE CLERK, not a teacher, when you are absent or tardy Communicate with your teacher about missed work Ask for help if absences are becoming a problem Presented by Learning Support Services, DPS

10 Who can help?  Parents  Counselor  Dropout Prevention Specialist  Attendance Specialist  Communities in Schools  Family Resource Center  Teachers  Parent Support Specialist  Administration Counselor, Dropout Prevention Specialist, Attendance Specialist, Communities in Schools, Family Resource Center, Teachers, Parent Support Specialist, Administration, Parents, Counselor, Dropout Prevention Specialist, Attendance Specialist, Communities in Schools, Family Resource Center, Teachers, Parent Support Specialist, Administration, Parents, Counselor, Dropout Prevention Specialist, Attendance Specialist, Communities in Schools, Family Resource Center, Teachers, Parent Support Specialist, Administration, Parents Presented by Learning Support Services, DPS

11 For more information, go to: www.childstudysystem.com/attendance or contact your CSS Facilitator www.childstudysystem.com/attendance Presented by Learning Support Services, DPS


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