Please notify the School Health Office each day that your child is going to be absent/tardy from school. Also, please notify the school if your child will be out for an extended time due to a health reason, vacation or any other reason for an extended absence.
BWB School Health Office: 508-362-4949 Press 3 (Please call by 9:30 AM)
Please keep in mind that frequent absences from school can be devastating to a child's future. The effects start early and spiral dramatically over time.
- Children who are chronically absent in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade are much less likely to read on grade level by the third grade.
- Students who can't read at grade level by the third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.
- By high school, regular attendance is a better dropout indicator than test scores.
- A student who is chronically absent in any year between the eighth and twelfth grade is seven times more likely to drop out of school.
(U.S. Dept. of Education)