Every Day Matters
The statistics are alarming.
During the previous academic year, the Clark County School District (CCSD) experienced a chronic absenteeism rate of 36 percent.
That means one out of every three students was absent from school 10 percent or more of enrolled days for any reason.
Why it matters: It’s an issue we must address head-on and with urgency. When students miss classroom instruction, it hurts their student success, affecting their grades and social development.
But there is encouraging news. CCSD has launched a campaign, Every Day Matters, that will use a strategic approach to improve student attendance.
This campaign will be a communitywide effort, involving nonprofit organizations, businesses, and local governments that partner with CCSD.
For us to get students to regularly attend school, however, the fact is it will depend on you and your child.
The bottom line: You will be the one who ignites that spark within your family to lead the way for consistent attendance and creates a culture of continuous learning. But you will not be alone.
What's next: In the weeks and months ahead, our school and CCSD will be offering tips and strategies that you can use to get your child excited about going to school. If you are concerned about your child’s attendance, request a meeting with school counselors or an administrator so we can work on making progress.
We are here to help your child succeed – and we can work together throughout the school year to make that happen.