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Attendance Counts at Great Falls School

Come back and visit for information on school attendance.

  • Support homework and bedtime routines for students of all ages
  • Set an example for your child by showing that attendance matters to you
  • Avoid tardiness because it can lead to poor attendance
  • Turn to the school for help - talk to teachers, principals and social workers if you have any questions or concerns
Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves. Start building this habit in kindergarten so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college and work.

September is Attendance Awareness month!

A new study shows that students who missed 2 to 4 days in September were 5 times more likely to be chronically absent during the school year than students who missed fewer than 2 days.  Students who missed 4 days in September were over 16 times more likely to be chronically absent. (Olson, 2014)

Last Modified: Nov 18, 2014
The Gorham schools are committed to the belief that all of our students will find success in school