Participating in class has a huge impact on a student’s academic success, for this reason September has been designated as Attendance Awareness Month. Attendance is essential to school success, and families play a key role in making sure students get to school on time every day. Chronic absence–missing 10 percent of the school year, or just 2-3 days every month–can translate to third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing courses, and ninth-graders dropping out of high school. GHS is committed to spreading awareness about how attendance directly impacts a student’s success in school. We invite you to read the attached handout, “Pay Attention to Attendance: Build the Habit of Good Attendance” to learn more about how attendance can impact a student’s success in school and to access tools for you to help prioritize attendance in your family. We look forward to working with you this school year in making school attendance a priority!