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Attendance and BECCA

 
Why are we focusing on attendance? Every absence, excused or unexcused, is a learning opportunity lost and can have significant impacts on a student’s success in school and life. A student who misses 10% or more of their school days, which amounts to 18 or more days in a school year—or just two days a month—for any reason is considered chronically absent. Chronically absent students are more likely to fall behind in reading and math and less likely to graduate from high school. Addressing chronic absenteeism and developing good attendance habits is a solvable problem for which we all share responsibility. 
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Resources

Kent School District Absence Policy Read the execused and unexcused absence policy. 
Becca Law  Read about the BECCA Law. 
Pre-teen and Teens  Read helpful hints for your pre-teen and teens. 
What is good attendance? Read helpful hints on having and maintaining good attendance.
Attendance Works is a national and state initiative that promotes better policy and practice around school attendance. 
Kent Youth and Family Services provides professional counseling, education and support services to children, youth and their families in the Kent, Covington and South King County WA communities, developing innovative programs that meet the evolving challenges of our diverse community in culturally sensitive ways.
King County Wraparound Services is a coordinated planning process that leads to an individualized care plan and development of a child and family team.
Southwest Youth & Family Services mission is to partner with youth and families to transform their futures.
Washington Youth Academy mission is to provide a highly disciplined, safe and professional learning environment that empowers at-risk youth to improve their educational levels and employment potential and become responsible and productive citizens of the State of Washington.

 
For more information please contact: Elizabeth Gongora-Knight, BECCA Attendance, Truancy Liaison
Ph: 253-373-7099 Fax: 253-373-7127 Email: elizabeth.gongora-knight@kent.k12.wa.us 
 
Site Name: Kent School District
Site Alias: kent
Channel Name: Departments
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Section Name: Student Services
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