ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL

The relationship between school attendance and achievement appears early in a child's school career. (Source:  National Center for Education Statistics.)

In 2017-2018, Newaygo Public Schools kicked off an attendance campaign called Strive for Less Than Five.  The goal was, and still is, for every single student to Strive for Less Than Five days absent for each semester per year in order to maintain "satisfactory attendance" by missing less than 5 days of school per semester.  This awareness campaign has a greater chance at success when parents are aware and involved with the schools.  Below are tables that show the percentage of active students at the time of count that have been absent for five or more days this semester.  Many of your questions about your child’s absences can be answered by logging into Skyward.  By logging in you are able to check the amount of absences, the dates of absences, and whether the absences are excused or not excused.  If you are not familiar with Skyward, or are interested in obtaining a login and password, please click the following link.
Directions to obtain a Family Access Account in Skyward

 

Percentage of Students with Five or More Absences by Month (First Semester)

Semester 1 (August 27- January 18)

August

September

October

November

December

January (18th)

0

3%

12%

20%

 

 

 

Percentage of Students with Five or More Absences by Month (Second Semester)

Semester 2 (January 19- June 5)

January (21st)

February

March

April

May

June