Dear Parents/Guardians & Students,
Our goal this year, at LCCS, is to ensure that every student attends school regularly and we increase our school attendance by 15%!
Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in Pre-K and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.
LCCS Attendance Tiers:
Pre-K Parent Resource/Strategies: Preschool attendance letter
Elementary Parent Resource/Strategies: Elementary Attendance
"BEE" In The Know @ LCCS
-The school day begins at 8:30 a.m. (Pre-K thru 8th grade)
-Students who are not in their classrooms by 8:30 a.m. are marked tardy
-RealTime maintains our absence/tardy counts, so log in and keep yourself updated
-Every 3 tardies counts as an unexcused tardy
-High schools request attendance/tardy records dating back to 5th grade
-We want you to call the front desk and leave a message if your child is not coming in for the day
-Nurse Monya wants your doctor's notes so that your child's absences can be excused
WHAT TO EXPECT?
-School Counselor will be sending out monthly emails to families Pre-K thru 8th grade indicating number of absences/tardies to date
-Partnership with LCCS to ensure you have tips and strategies that work!
-Real Time sending out emails to families after 5th absence
-Marking Period attendance certificates awarded to Pre-K thru 8th grade students who have perfect attendance (no unexcused absences or tardies)
-School Counselor care calls for families, Pre-K thru 8th grade, to check in and best support you
-Meeting requests for parents/guardians who have children with 10-15 absences and/or 13-24 tardies
-Friday flyer reminders of attendance expectations to include attendance campaign letter, tiered intervention diagram and excused holidays, as per NJ state legislature
-Zero Day Meeting with School Counselor & Head of School before your child can return to LCCS (10-15 absences and/or 13-24 tardies)
-Collaboration with New Jersey Truancy Court and DCPP (formerly DYFS) when a child's attendance is chronic (18+ absences and/or 25+ tardies)
Middle School Parent Resource/Strategies: Middle School Attendance