Attendance

Contact: Julie York Attendance hotline: 517-623-6120 x 227

Numerous research studies show regular attendance at school is one of the top three indicators for predicting if a student will graduate high school. An “Early Warning Sign” system developed by researchers shows students who miss more than five days in a semester (regardless of their grade level) are twice as likely to drop out of school as compared to those students with regular attendance. We need your help to ensure our Dansville students do not become one of these statistics. Parents are asked to call the office on the morning their son/daughter is absent.  When it is not possible to call, a note may be sent to school with the student when he/she returns. Dansville does have an Attendance Intervention Team in place, which recommends interventions and supports to assist students and families with regular school attendance. Some of these interventions may include: attendance at Power Hour, attendance at Summer School, or contacting the Ingham County Truancy Court Officer.