Many parents think attendance isn't that important to a child's education. Here are some facts to mull over:
1 or 2 days a week doesn't seem like much but...
|If your child misses...||That equals...||Which is...||And over 13 yrs. of |
|1 day every 2 weeks||20 days per year||4 weeks per year||Nearly 1 1/2 years|
|1 day per week||40 days per year||8 weeks per year||Over 2 1/2 years|
|2 days per week||80 days per year||16 weeks per year||Over 5 years|
|3 days per week||120 days per year||24 weeks per year||Nearly 8 years|
How about 10 minutes late a day? Surely that won't affect my child?
|He/she is only|
|That equals...||Which is...||And over 13 yrs. of|
|10 mins per day||50 mins per wk||Nearly 1 1/2 wks|
|Nearly 1/2 year|
|20 mins per day||1 hr. 40 mins per wk||Over 2 1/2 wks |
|Nearly 1 year|
|30 mins per day||Half a day per wk||4 wks per year||Nearly 1 1/2 years|
|1 hour per day||1 day per wk||8 wks per year||Over 1 1/2 years|
EVERY DAY COUNTS
If you want your child to be successful at school then, YES, attendance does matter!