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 Attendance Project 

Studies have shown that the best way for someone to learn is by attending school regularly.

Here at WIS, we use a Muli-Tiered System of Support to encourage student attendance.


  • Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Eventually good attendance will be a skill that will help them succeed in high school and college.

  • Starting in preschool and kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.

  • By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school

  • Missing 10%, or about 2 days each month over the course of a school year, can make it harder to learn to read.

  • Students can still fall behind if they miss just 1 or 2 days every few weeks.

  • Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.

  • Frequent absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other difficulty.

Tier 3

  • students missing 20% or more

  • offers intensive support and interventions for students facing the  greatest challenges to getting to school

Tier 2

  • students missing 10% to 19%

  • It provides early intervention for students who need  more support to avoid chronic absence.

Tier 1

  • all students and families.

  • It represents universal  strategies to encourage regular attendance for all students.

For more information, visit

 School Support 


How you can support your student

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine.

  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.

  • Keep your child healthy by ensuring your child has all the required shots.

  • Introduce your children to their teachers and classmates before school starts.

  • Develop backup plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor or another parent.

  • Try to schedule non-Covid-19 related medical appointments and extended trips when school isn't in session.

  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors and other parents for advice on how to make your child feel comfortable and excited about learning.

  • If you are concerned that your child may have Covid-19 or another illness, call your school for advice.

  • If your child must stay home due to illness or quarantine, ask the teacher for resources and ideas to continue learning at home.

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