Dear Parents and Guardians,
The staff at Esperanza High School are excited to welcome you to a new school year filled with opportunities to learn and engage!
Getting into the habit of daily attendance is more important than ever. It helps to:
- Reduce Stress
- Make it easier to connect with friends and teachers
- Support learning and academic achievement
With that being said, September is Attendance Awareness Month. Although some adults have misconceptions about the importance of school attendance; studies show that attendance is the number one predictor of graduation rates and sets the stage for lifelong academic, social/emotional, career readiness, and success. So, how many absences are too many? Being chronically absent (missing just 10% - approximately two or more days per month) can adversely impact a child’s learning and self confidence, and drastically increases the likelihood of dropping out of school.
Addressing chronic absence is a key component of improving graduation rates, increasing academic achievement and giving your student the best chance at success in their adult life.
In closing, please know that it is our priority to partner closely with our school families; and to help you overcome any barriers that may arise and interfere with your child’s attendance- be that health, transportation, food, housing, etc. If a problem emerges please let us know so that we can assist you.
Esperanza High School Counselor