Attendance – Help and Info for Parents

Website AbsencesAddUp: http://www.absencesaddup.org/

 

A student who misses just two days of school each month – 18 days total in the year – is considered to be chronically absent. However, many parents don’t realize that, even when excused or understandable, absences add up and can greatly impact a child’s education. In the United States, more than 6 million children are chronically absent from school each year. 

New research released today by the Ad Council found that an overwhelming majority (86%) of parents understand their child’s school attendance plays a big role in helping them graduate from high school.

However, nearly half (49%) of parents believe that it is okay for their children to miss three or more days of school per month – and that they won’t fall behind academically if they do. In reality, missing just two days of school per month makes children more likely to fall behind and less likely to graduate.

To combat chronic absenteeism, the U.S. Department of Education, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and the Ad Council have partnered to create a public service campaign, Absences Add Up. The Absences Add Up campaign directs parents and community members to AbsencesAddUp.org, where they can find information about the importance of school attendance and resources to learn how to help children who are struggling in school, being bullied, managing chronic illness or dealing with mental health challenges. The site also provides parents with resources to assist with caregiving, housing and food challenges.

For teachers, community leaders, after school programs, and mentoring partners, there is information about how to encourage school attendance and resources to help address issues like poor grades, bullying, and family challenges that cause children to miss school when they don’t have to.
Haga clic aquí para ver este comunicado de prensa en español.
http://www.multivu.com/players/Spanish/7906552-ad-council-school-absences-psa/

 

 

 

Attendance – News Release from Utah State Board of Education

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Safety Rules and Map

Due to incidents of jaywalking and other safety violations in the past, we wanted to take time to review with you our safety procedures.  Please assist us in teaching good safety habits to our students by obeying proper traffic flows at drop off and pick up. 

  • Parents needing to drop off or pick up their child should use the drop zone lane closest to the school following the one-way only direction.  Students may not be dropped off or picked up in the pull through only lane closest to the street.  Do not allow students to cross the drop zone to meet vehicles in the pull through lane.

  • Students are able to walk along the sidewalk to be picked up on Anderson Lane but should only cross at crosswalks while on campus.

  • Urge children to refrain from running or pushing other children into streets and in front of cars.  Drive slowly and watch for children who might run in front of your car.

  • Please be considerate of other drivers and park only in the parking stalls provided, regardless of how long you plan to be in the building.

  • Roller blades, roller shoes, scooters, skateboards, and bikes are not to be used on school property.

For our safety map, please click here.

Calendar 2016-2017

2016-2017 Murray School District Calendar – click here