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November is #AttendanceHERO Month

Be an #AttendanceHERO - Here, Every day, Ready and On time. Stay Punctual. Be Present.
  • Attendance Campaign

Dear Families, 

November is #AttendanceHERO Month at Duluth Public Schools. HERO stands for Here, Every day, Ready and On time! 

We will be sharing information over the month of November in our newsletter and on our social media about the importance of good attendance. 

There are so many benefits to good attendance all year long, including: 

  • Reading proficiency 

  • Staying engaged

  • Remaining on track to graduate

  • Building life long habits

  • And more!

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Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, be successful and stay on track to graduate. By sixth grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school. By ninth grade, attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than eighth grade test scores.

So we are asking students, teachers, parents, guardians and community members to partner with us in making sure our students get to school safe and sound every day. 

Let’s make every moment count. The campaign to end chronic absenteeism starts now!


Anthony Bonds

Assistant Superintendent