At LPE we take your child's attendance in school very seriously. There is a strong correlation between a child's attendance rate and his/her success in school for years to come. We know that you also want your child to be successful and we want to make sure that you understand the long-term effects of missing a lot of school.
Chronic absenteeism in kindergarten and first grade may erase any effects a preschool program may have made in helping your child come to school prepared to learn.
Chronically absent students in kindergarten and first grade have a lower average on state assessments in reading and math when they get to third grade.
By the time the child reaches 6th grade, attendance patterns are pretty set and students with chronic absenteeism have a much higher chance of not graduating.
Chronic absenteeism affects a child's ability to establish lasting freindships.
We care about your child and his/her success in school, not just now but for years to come. If we can help you get your child to school, please let us know. We have been been creative in some solutions and would be happy to work with you to develop a plan for success.