September is Attendance Awareness Month

Western Hills Elementary School will stand with the nation in recognizing September as “Attendance Awareness Month.” We hereby commit to focusing on reducing chronic absenteeism to give all children an equitable opportunity to learn, grow and thrive academically, emotional and socially. Specifically we will:

1. Raise public awareness and concern about the toxic impact of chronic absence

2. Encourage broad community engagement and sustained civic action to help families get their children to school every day.

3. Analyze our data to identify which students and schools are most affected by chronic absence, as well as to unpack common attendance challenges that need to be addressed.

4. Publish chronic absenteeism data, along with average daily attendance, for the district as a whole as well as by grade, school and student sub-group.