Moline-Coal Valley School District has once again joined with other Quad City school districts and the United Way to increase attendance and reduce chronic absenteeism. Every student at every school was challenged to attend school on Challenge 5 day, September 13, 2018, to get the year off to a great start! We are pleased to report that Moline-Coal Valley Schools had 98% attendance on this day! View some photos from Challenge 5 day below.
Why do we Strive for Less Than Five Days Absent? Because fewer than five 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:
-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.