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Attendance notifications to be emailed

Washington State along with OSPI and the Federal Government have increased their focus on student attendance via the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 

In mid-March the first series of ESSA Accountability Measures will be released to the general population. There are multiple factors that go into the school rating (SBAC scores, attendance, 9th grade success rates, graduation rates, etc.) and each of those have a different weight based on our demographics.  Each school will get a final rating out of ten.  Mount Si High School is a high-achieving school, and we expect to have a high rating.

 

Regular school attendance is necessary for mastery of the education program provided to students of the district and is required by law. Laws of the State of Washington specify that parents have the primary responsibility for ensuring the attendance of their students at school. 

 

Did you know research shows students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation? 
 

Starting March 1st, parents and students will now be receiving attendance notification emails for students who have absences and tardies.  It is our hope that this communication tool will both increase awareness and reduce the number of absences and tardies.