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Attendance Protocol

Attendance Protocol

Attendance Protocol

I've attached a copy of our attendance protocol letter that I've sent regularly the past few years.  After nearly thee years of a pandemic and countless quarantines, the entire Hartland district is recommitted to make a greater focused effort to work with our parents and community to combat chronic student absenteeism.  Chronic absenteeism is defined as a student missing 15 days per year (excused or unexcused) or 10% of school days (approximately 18 days).  When I speak about absenteeism, I also include in that excessive tardies (arriving late/leaving early). In the 2019-20 school year, Lake Elementary only had 5% of our students chronically absent during the entire year.  For the 2021-22 school year, Lakes had 60% of our students chronically absent.  While many of these days can be attributed to sickness and quarantines, over 600 student days were missed due to vacation days alone.   We hope to lower the number of students chronically absent for the upcoming year!  Please read the attachment which outlines the steps our district is taking to help curb chronic absenteeism.  Please contact Principal Howerton with any questions or concerns.