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Regular school attendance is critical for academic success.  Daily presence in school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success. Even as children grow older and more independent, families can continue to 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.

Some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school—excused or unexcused—they can fall behind academically.

If a child must miss school, a written note must be submitted to the school by the student’s parent/guardian within five school days after the student’s return. Please email notes to and be sure to include the STUDENT's NAME in the subject line. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Stephenson at or on 202 698-4733.