Here to Learn
I'm sure it's no surprise that we want your student to be here every day. It's simple, we need students in the classroom in order to teach them. It makes sense right? Unfortunately, many students in our district will fall into the category of chronically absent before we even reach the halfway mark of this school year. Of course, things happen that require students to miss school. We don't want students to come to school if there is a medical concern. We understand that situations arise when a student may miss a day for other reasons. What we ask for from families is that they have an awareness that what might start off as a few missed days, can quickly add up to a week or weeks which has a negative impact on student learning. Also, please know that we at WMS are here to help. Our goal is to ensure that your student wants to be here. We put great effort into our school culture and hope that this a a place that all students feel safe, welcome and supported. If there is something contributing to your students absences that we can assist with, we will.
Did you know?
* This data was taken from an article in Education Week, published Oct. 7, 2014 entitled: "Chronic Absenteeism Can Devastate K-12 Learning"
**This data were taken from a Literature review conducted by John Hopkins University entitled: "The Importance of Being In School: A Report
on Absenteeism In the Nation's Public Schools" published in May, 2012