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Challenge 5

Moline-Coal Valley School District has joined with school districts across the Quad Cities and United Way to increase attendance and reduce chronic absenteeism.  Every student at every school in the Quad Cities was challenged to attend school on Challenge 5 day, August 30, 2017, to get the year off to a great start!  We are pleased to report that Moline-Coal Valley schools had 97% attendance on this day!  View some photos from Challenge 5 day below. 


For all Quad City districts,  total attendance was 96.1%, beating the target or last year’s average daily attendance of 90.3%!


Please take a moment to watch this one-minute video about the mission and importance of having students attend school every day.


Strive for less than five days absent! 


Fewer than 5 absences helps to keep kids on track during the school year.


Missing a day, is missing a day. Your child has  a right to 176 days per year.  Missing just two days per month or 18 days a year makes your child chronically absent and puts them at risk.  Eight in ten chronically absent kindergarten and 1st grade students will not read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.  Three of four 6th grade students who are chronically absent will not graduate high school. Keep kids in school and help give them the future they deserve! 


Tips to help aim for 5 or fewer absences this year.  

-Set a regular bedtime.

-Prep clothes and backpacks the night before. 

-Only keep children home if they are truly sick.

-Have a back-up plan for getting to school.

-Avoid scheduling doctor's appointments and trips during school hours.