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Attendance Awareness Month

While September is Attendance Awareness Month, our district’s pledge is to create a culture of
showing up every school day of every month. We know that achievement and student success are
inextricably linked to attendance. The leadership and staff at Beardsley School District are dedicated to
ongoing communication, support and encouragement around the importance of attendance.
The most important thing we can do for our children to be successful in life is to get them to
school, on time, every day. Here’s why:
 In the elementary years, children who miss school are more likely to struggle
academically and in later years, to dropout entirely
 In the secondary years, attendance is the No. 1 predictor of dropout and graduation
rates
 Attendance is a top indicator of being on track for graduation and for college and career
readiness
 Nearly 67% of course failures were attributed to absenteeism
Every year, thanks to our innovative partnerships, we are seeing continuous attendance
improvements. With you and your family on our team, we are recovering valuable learning time
for our students. Thank you for your dedication all year long—together we are making a
difference!

Paul Miller
Superintendent