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September is Attendance Awareness Month. We want our families, community members and staff to remember the importance of being in class. Good attendance is central to student achievement and our broader efforts to improve schools. It doesn't take too many missed days, excused or not, to effect student learning. A student is considered chronically absent when they miss 10 percent of the school year, or about 18 days of school, which is equal to missing two days of school every month. Data shows that being chronically absent in kindergarten can lead to students not reading at grade level in third grade, and students who don't read proficiently in third grade are more likely to struggle in school as they get older. Let's work together to make sure students are in school. Attendance matters - miss school and miss out!
Be sure to sign up to receive our Grand Vista Newsletter. Click here to sign up. The e-newsletter is sent to your email inbox every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month throughout the school year. It includes information on upcoming events, gives you an inside look at what's happening in our classrooms and keeps you up-to-date on everything going on in our district.
Stay connected, follow the district on social media and catch up with district news on your phone. It's now easier than ever to stay connected and learn the latest about what is happening in the Grandview School District. Be sure to follow the school district on Facebook at @gsd200, and on Twitter and Instagram @thegsd200.
Do you & your students want to know what's for lunch? Keep up-to-date with mobile app. Remember, finding out what's for lunch or breakfast throughout the district is as easy as checking your phone. This year the school district has started using Health-e-Living to create and broadcast our menus and a part of that is the My School Menus app. The app is available in the Apple App Store or the Google Play store under My School Menus. The app makes it a snap to find out what's cooking.