2017-2018 Parent-Student Handbook
is now open.
Attendance Awareness Month is September, and the campaign to end chronic absence starts now! It’s a bigger problem than you probably think. Learn more about chronic absence everyday this month. Remember SCHOOL MATTERS!
Attendance Awareness Month facts of the day:
- The reality is an absence is an absence, excused or not, and that you are not in that classroom benefiting from the instruction on that day.
- Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half the students who miss 2-4 days in August go on to miss nearly a month of school.
- Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month!
- The academic impact of missing that much school is the same whether the absences are excused or unexcused. Suspensions also add to lost time in the classroom.
- Students who miss too much school score lower on state and national assessments such as Georgia Milestones.
- Students from low-income families are 4 times more likely than peers to be chronically absent.
2017-2018 Teacher of the Year
Emanuel County Institute & Emanuel County
Teachers of the Year - (left to right) Martha Thomas (SMS),
Lisa Faircloth (SPS),Tracey Mercer (ECI),
Barbara Poole (SES), Cassie Johnson (TCE), Amy Way (SHS)