Attendance

IN ORDER FOR STUDENTS TO BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS POSSIBLE, THEY MUST BE IN SCHOOL EVERY DAY, ON TIME.

  • Statistics show that as few as 7 absences a year may affect how well a child succeeds in school.
  • According to state law, children must regularly attend school until they reach the age of 18.
  • Parents have a legal responsibility to have their children attend school.
  • Excessive absences and tardies will be considered a truancy issue.

School personnel will partner with parents to help ensure regular and on time attendance.

It is important to contact the school whenever your child will be tardy or absent.

PROCEDURES

HOW PARENTS CAN HELP

  • Let your child know you expect him/her to attend school.
  • Acknowledge your child's bad/ill feelings, while still expecting them to attend school with mild symptoms.
  • Contact the school when your child is absent or tardy.
  • Consult with your child's physician when illness is contributing to poor attendance.
  • Use your family, as well as resources in the school and community, to work on attendance problems.
  • Talk with your child's teacher, counselor, or social worker in order to address attendance issues.
  • Together a plan can be developed to improve attendance.
Gering Public Schools
1519 10th Street Gering, NE 69341
Phone: 308-436-3125
Fax: 308-436-4301