Des Moines Elementary School
23801 16th Avenue South Des Moines, WA 98198

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4 Reasons Why Attendance Matters

4 Reasons Why Attendance Matters

Making sure your child is in school every day is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. 

The goals outlined in our strategic plan are four reasons why attendance matters:

  • Culture of Belonging: Regular attendance helps children feel connected to their school and peers. It boosts their confidence and interest in school.
  • Innovative Learning: Studies link good attendance with better academic results. Missing just two days a month can set a student back and make school harder.
  • Bilingual & Biliterate: Consistent school attendance allows time for practice with teachers and classmates to improve language skills.
  • Future Ready: Going to school every day helps students learn skills like how to work as a team, think creatively, and interact with others. This prepares them for learning after high school and future jobs.

Read more about the importance of attendance. Thank you for your commitment to getting your child to school every day on time.