I've attached a copy of our attendance protocol letter that I've sent regularly the past few years. The entire Hartland district is continuing to make a greater focused and committed 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). Lake Elementary had 9% (53 students) of students chronically absent during the 2018-19 school year. Nearly 500 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.