Assistant Principal's Message
Thank you to our PTA, especially Annie Duong, and all of our teachers and volunteers for a successful Swift Family Run. I was sad to have missed what I was told was an amazing community-building, healthy, and fun event. We are so grateful to be part of such a caring and dedicated community.
As a member of our Chapman Attendance Team, I wanted to share some eye-opening data regarding the 2017-2018 school year. Last year, 83 out of 542 students were chronically absent (15%). We know there are times when your child(ren) are sick and need to stay home. We recommend visiting the PPS “Sick Policy” on the PPS website. Our goal is to bring our chronic absenteeism number down by encouraging students to be at school.
Please see the following information as a guide. Recognize the signs:
Good Attendance – When a student’s attendance is above 94%; missing less than one day of school in a 20-day school time span.
Acceptable Attendance - Between 90% and 93.9%; missing less than two full days out of 20.
Chronic Attendance - Between 80% and 89.9%; missing between two and four full days out of 20, or two full days out of 10.
Severe Attendance - Below 80%; missing more than four full days out of 20 or more than two full days out of 10 days.
Day Absence: Full day = missing 51% or more of the day, Half day = missing 25% to 50% of the day.
Please note, Back-to-School-Night is tomorrow, September 20th. There will be a short presentation at 6:00pm in the auditorium. The Open House will be from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Students are encouraged to interact throughout the Open House with their families. Child care will not be provided.
Thank you for all you do for the Chapman Community.