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The Appleton Area School District believes that school attendance is critical to the success of all students, and is a responsibility shared by students, parents, schools, and our community.  The AASD is committed to partnering and communicating with families to support student attendance.

School attendance, all day, every day, is incredibly impactful on students’ academic success starting in preschool and continuing through high school. Even as your students grow older and more independent, our families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understanding why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.

Did you know…

  • Students chronically absent in preschool through 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade. 

  • By 6th grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk of dropping out of school.

  • By 9th grade, good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than 8th-grade test scores.

  • Absences can add up quickly. A student is chronically absent if he or she misses just two days every month! The academic impact of missing that much school is the same whether the absences are excused or unexcused.

Missing just two days a month means a student misses 10% of the school year
Attend, Work Hard, Repeat
You've got to be here to get there
You've got to be here to get there
Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year
Behind every successful student is consistent attendance
Show up for your plans, your dreams, yourself