Trentwoods Attendance Initiatives
Impact to School Function
Impact to Child's Future

What are the end of the year incentives for perfect attendance at Trentwood?

Bikes, helmets and locks generously donated by the folks at Golden State Foods!


What happens to the instruction in the classroom if too many students are absent?

Instruction becomes delayed or disrupted in attempts to catch those up and keep the pace of the instruction consistent.


Which grade in school is likely to see the most absences?



Who is responsible to ensure a child's attendance?

Students, Parents, School leaders and Community Leaders.


What monthly incentive is provided to the classroom with the best attendance at Trentwood?

Otter pops and the classroom is recognized on the "Every Day Counts" Bulletin Board in the Hall.


What happens to a child's social development if they miss too much school?

Lag behind peers and find it difficult to keep with with all aspects of the school and classroom community.


What are some potential consequences for students with poor attendance versus students with good attendance?

1) there are higher drop out rates

2) Poor work habits that extend beyond school and impact a person in the workforce.

3)  Socially disconnected from peer group and school community.


What does it mean to be chronically absent?

Absences at or above 10% of the school year (around 18 for a school year of 180 days).


What is the daily incentive for the classroom with perfect attendance?

Celebrate with teacher and a perfect attendance sign is posted on the classroom door!


When students' are chronically absent how can it impact staffing at the school?

It students miss too much school the district cannot collect money and count them as active students.  It can also impact planning for staffing and class sizes.

What does the research report about students with poor attendance in kindergarten?

What does the research report about students with poor attendance patterns established in September?

1)  It tends to continue throughout school career with increased drop out rates.

2)  Attendance patterns established in September tend to persist over the entire school year.


When is East Valley required by the state to take action when student absences accumulate? 

A letter will be sent to parents when a student has 3 unexcused absences.  Plans should be developed to help get students to school and a truancy petition with the courts should be filed if a student has five unexcused absences in a month or 10 in the academic year.


What is the incentive for the class with the best overall attendance for the school year?

The primary classroom and the intermediate classrooms with the best overall attendance will get a field trip to and sponsored by our generous friends at Golden State Foods!

What are some things that parents can do to help minimize their children missing school?

Build regular routines for bed time and morning. Avoid medical appointments and family trips during school times.  Develop back up plans for getting to school if a problem occurs (family member, neighbor or another parent from school).