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  • *Students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade who regularly miss school, are late, or leave early invariably fall behind their same age peers in the key content areas of math and reading.

  • *By attending school regularly students are learning to be a good citizen by participating in the school community, learning valuable social skills, and developing a broader world view.

  • *For older students being in school every day gives them a chance to learn more about college and career opportunities.

  • Studies show that poor attendance by students is a key indicator of who will struggle to complete college, gain entry into the military, or find sustainable employment.

  • *Attendance is an essential factor in maintaining employment according to the U.S Department of Labor.

  • *Studies by the U.S Department of Education show that 83% of students who had substandard attendance in elementary school will continue this trend throughout high school.

  • School attendance is a law in the state of Kentucky if a student accumulates 6 or more unexcused absences or 6 or more unexcused tardies, (Checking in late or leaving early) they can be referred to the court system if they are in 7th grade or above. If the student is in elementary school the parent or guardian is referred to the court system.

  • Students will be allowed only 4 parent excuses beginning with the 2015-16 school yearAny days other than parent excuses, medical, dental, etc. are unexcused.

The vast majority of research shows that the parent is the number one influence on a student’s attendance habits. As a parent there are many things you can do to promote good attendance habits in your child.

  • Let your child know that their education and their attendance are important.

  • Plan your schedule in advance to avoid conflicts that would cause you to pull your child out of school.

  • Keep updated on school events and announcements.

  • Check your child’s homework and progress regularly

  • Schedule appointments after school or on days school is not in session if at all possible.

  • Schedule family events with your child’s school schedule in mind.

  • Promote good health, good nutrition, and exercise.

  • Ensure that your child gets a good night’s sleep.

  • Remind your child that attendance is a habit that if developed early and maintained will help them be successful throughout their lives.


Wolfe County Schools recognize that the habits and lessons we teach our children as educators and as parents will stay with them throughout their lives. Regular attendance is one of the most basic yet most important lessons we can provide for our children.  Wolfe County School staff and administration are looking forward to seeing all students and families in the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. Pictured above the perfect attendance students from the 2014-2015 school year from Campton Elementary.

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