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Poster, video contests to kick off Attendance Awareness Month

Lake County Schools is joining a nationwide effort to celebrate Attendance Awareness Month in September. We have pledged to raise awareness about the value of regular school attendance and focus on reducing chronic absenteeism this year.

 

The national theme for Attendance Awareness Month this year is "Team Up for Attendance." Our district has chosen "Arrive! Strive! Thrive!" as our local theme. 

 

Nationally, 5 million to 7.5 million miss nearly a month of school in excused and unexcused absences every year. Starting as early as kindergarten or even preschool, chronic absence predicts lower 3rd grade reading scores. By middle school it’s a warning sign that students will fail key classes and drop out of high school.

 

We are inviting all high school students across the district to enter our Attendance Awareness Month Video Contest so they can add their voices to the conversation on why going to school every day is important. Click here for guidelines.

 

Likewise, elementary, middle and high school students are welcome to enter our Attendance Awareness Month Poster Contest. Click here for guidelines.

 

The deadline for both contests is Thursday, Sept. 27.