Hanford High School       http://hanfordfalcons.org

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Falcon Attendance

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Students should miss no more than 9 days each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation. 
  • By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
  • Missing 10%, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success.
  • Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Make school attendance a priority

  • Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day.
  • Help your child get a good night’s sleep.
  • Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day.
  • Don’t let your child stay home unless truly sick.

Help your teen stay engaged

  • Find out if your child feels engaged.  Encourage meaningful afterschool activities, including sports and clubs.
  • Stay on top of academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors if necessary.
  • Stay on top of your child’s social contacts.

Communicate with the school

  • Know the school’s attendance policy.
  • Talk to teachers if you notice sudden changes in behavior.
  • Check on your child’s attendance- (Go to http://hanfordfalcons.org/info/attendance.html to download an application that notifies you of attendance issues)
  • Ask for help from school officials or community agencies if you are having trouble getting your child to school. 

 

WHAT HANFORD IS DOING TO ENCOURAGE ATTENDANCE

SCHOOL-WIDE INCENTIVES

  • Monthly incentives for students who make it to school and are on time.

INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENDANCE GOALS

  • Individual goals for students to work on improving attendance.

 

SEPTEMBER INCENTIVES

  • Students will be eligible for random incentives throughout the month for being on time and in class!
  • Students with perfect attendance for the month of September will be entered into a drawing to win 2 Homecoming dance tickets!

 

  • Individual goals for students to work on improving attendance