Dear CMA Families,
2020 has begun and CMA staff have exciting plans and high expectations for your child’s learning. We know that you also have many hopes and dreams for your child’s success in school and beyond.
To make sure those hopes and dreams are realized, WE want to ask for your commitment to making sure your child attends school EVERY DAY during 2020. The evidence is clear: children with excellent attendance are more likely to be successful in school. High attendance rates are linked to high student achievement. This is true for every grade – elementary, middle, and high school students.
A recent review of student attendance data by the California Department of Public Instruction shows that regular school attendance from Kindergarten on is essential to successful learning:
Every day counts. Missing school has a significant negative impact on reading and math achievement as children progress through school. Students with good attendance performed better in math and reading. Children who had good attendance in Kindergarten through Grade 2 were more than twice as likely to score proficient on state math tests by the time they reached Grade 8 as their peers who missed more school. In reading, there were similar results.
Thank you to the families who have been consistently bringing your child to school! Please let the office or administration know if your family needs help dealing with a challenge in attendance. We will do our best to help you and your family to ensure that your child’s school attendance stays on track. As your child’s most influential teacher, we are asking for your support in helping your child get to school on time before 8:00 a.m. every day. Your child needs to be in school and engaged in learning to reach his or her full potential. Thank you for all you do to support your child’s school success and well-being, as well as our school. We look forward to continue working with all of you for the remainder of the school year!
Mrs. Weingarten and Ms. Canady
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