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October PR Packet

Attendance Public Relations Packet

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow: Don’t Let Absences Add Up October 2018

 Monthly Message:

Jacinto City Elementary believes student attendance should always be a top priority, so we are excited to announce the start of our Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow campaign while celebrating School Priority Month in October!  

When students miss school, they miss out! Your child’s daily, on-time attendance is critical to their success in school.  And while some challenges to your child’s school attendance are unavoidable, it’s important to understand the impact of each absence. Did you know a student is considered chronically absent if they miss only two days of school per month (18 days in a year), whether the absences are excused or unexcused? Even one year with chronic absences can cause a child to fall behind academically and decrease their chances of graduating from high school.


The good news? Attending school every day increases a child’s chances of success in school and in life!  As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority. By figuring out the reasons for your child’s absences and taking advantage of district support services, you can help set your child on the path to success! 


Be sure to follow Galena Park ISD throughout the year on Twitter and Facebook for weekly messages, and be on the lookout for more information about attendance in each month’s parent newsletter. Remember, students who Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow.  Don’t let absences add up.

 Asiste Hoy, Ten Éxito Mañana: No Dejes que las Faltas se Acumulen Octubre de 2018

¡Jacinto City Elementary cree que la asistencia de los estudiantes siempre debe ser de máxima prioridad, por lo que nos complace anunciar el comienzo de nuestra campaña Asiste Hoy, Ten Éxito Mañana (Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow) mientras celebramos el Mes de Prioridad Escolar en octubre!


Cuando los estudiantes faltan a la escuela, ¡se pierden una oportunidad! La asistencia diaria y puntual de su hijo es fundamental para su éxito en la escuela. Y si bien algunos desafíos para la asistencia escolar de su hijo son inevitables, es importante comprender el impacto de cada ausencia. ¿Sabía usted que un estudiante se considera ausente crónicamente si pierde solo dos días de clases por mes (18 días en un año), ya sea que las ausencias sean justificadas o injustificadas? Las investigaciones de muestran que incluso un año con ausencias crónicas puede causar que un niño se atrase académicamente y disminuya sus posibilidades de graduarse de la preparatoria.

¿Las buenas noticias? ¡Asistir a la escuela todos los días aumenta las posibilidades de éxito de un niño en la escuela y en la vida! Como padre, usted puede preparar a su hijo para una vida de éxito haciendo que la asistencia regular a la escuela sea una prioridad. ¡Al descubrir las razones de las faltas de su hijo y aprovechando los servicios de apoyo del distrito, usted puede poner a su hijo en el camino hacia el éxito!


Asegúrese de seguir a Galena Park ISD durante todo el año en Twitter y Facebook para mensajes semanales, y esté atento para obtener más información en el boletín informativo para padres de cada mes. Recuerde, los estudiantes que Asisten Hoy, Tienen Éxito Mañana. No deje que las faltas se acumulen.

Monthly PSA’s


  1. Did you know being absent in the first month of school is a predictor for poor attendance for the rest of the year? Don’t let absences add up. Remember – Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow.



  1. Did you know students who have engaged parents have better attendance rates? Don’t let absences add up. Remember – Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow.



  1. Did you know students who miss 18 or more days of school are more likely to fail reading, math, science, or social studies in 6th grade? Don’t let absences add up.  Remember – Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow.  

  1. Poor attendance should be addressed early before it becomes a problem. Mom, Dad, students need your help to get to school! Don’t let absences add up.  Remember – Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow.



Talking Points:

For the Parents-

  • Your children can suffer academically if they miss 10 percent of school days or about 18 days. That can be just one day every two weeks, and that can happen before you know it.

For the Students-

  • School is your first and most important job. You’re learning about more than math and reading. You’re learning how to show up for school on time every day, so that when you graduate and get a job, you’ll know how to show up for work on time every day.

For the Policymakers, Community & Businesses-

  • Student absences can cause their parents to miss work, affecting local employers. In some states, better attendance rates translate into more state aid.




Preschool Handout




Elementary Handout


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Middle School & High School Handout