Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) is working to increase regular attendance at school and look at how absenteeism impacts student development.A three-tiered approach:
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Our Action PlanSharing our new Attendance CodesPWPSD has developed new codes to track attendance that will better inform schools and help them support families in establishing positive attendance habits.Improved communication and supportPWPSD is also improving attendance communication with parents and providing support to schools on how to work with students, parents and communities.Our goalOur goal is to increase student attendance rates through improved focus, communication and cooperative interventions that will see students achieve success in school and in life.How absences add up over timeMissing 10 per cent or more of school days due to absence for any reason – excused, unexcused absences, and suspensions – can add up over time.By Grade 3:Student is at risk in reading and numeracy development.By Grade 6:Student is at risk of failing subjects.By Grade 9:Student is at risk of dropping out. Absenteeism impacts student successResearch has shown that the reasons for being absent do notminimize the impact it can have on student success rates.We understand that events and circumstances come up for families.We want to provide your child with the best opportunities fortheir success.