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Attendance Matters

One of Mustang Public Schools' core values is a focus on student success.   We are dedicated to preparing students for success throughout their educational journey and beyond, no matter the path they choose after graduation. We understand the vital role of daily attendance in providing students with the skills and knowledge they need through engaging and challenging learning experiences.

Welcome to our Attendance Website, where we recognize that each day of learning is a step toward a brighter future. At MPS, we understand that consistent attendance is not just a routine but a crucial foundation for academic achievement and personal growth. Whether in the classroom or in life, showing up consistently shapes our success.

With the "Every Moment Matters" attendance initiative, the Mustang School District aims to inform students, staff, families, and community members about the importance of students being in school as much as possible to learn and grow.  Across the district, you'll be seeing information, data and resources shared throughout the year in various communication platforms.

This website is dedicated to highlighting the significant role that attendance plays in school performance today and opportunities tomorrow. Fostering a habit of regular attendance not only maximizes learning potential but also builds a strong foundation for the future. Explore the information and resources we've gathered here to discover the power of being present, engaged, and ready to seize every opportunity that comes your way. Your journey toward excellence starts with showing up.

The MPS Board of Education has updated the Student Attendance Policy for 2024-25.  

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MPS Attendance Policy

First page of the PDF file: MPSAttendanceInfoGraphic
Second page of the PDF file: MPSAttendanceInfoGraphic

"Ideal Dates" Calendar

As families prepare for the busy school year ahead, the Mustang School District has created a calendar of "ideal dates" for families to schedule appointments or vacations.

Note: The highlighted days on the "ideal dates" calendar indicate days the district is already closed or not holding classes due to breaks, Professional Days, or holidays. Therefore, students who have an appointment or scheduled vacation on these days will not miss any learning opportunities.


Please be sure to call in your child's absences to the school office as soon as possible.

Wellness Checklist

While we know the importance of students being in school, we also want to create a safe and healthy learning environment. We understand absences may be required due to illness.

Decorative Image: Wellness Checklist for determining when a student should attend school.

Too Sick For School?


• Showing up every day is a skill that you are developing that will help you do well in class and with getting and keeping a job later on.

• School only gets harder when you skip a class. Sometimes it’s tempting to skip or stay home because you are tired or don’t understand what’s going on in class. But missing a day only makes that worse because you aren’t learning something that will help you understand a lesson later on.

• If you think missing a day here or there won’t matter, think again. By missing just one day every two weeks, you would be on track to miss two full weeks in a semester or nearly a month of school for the year!

• Did you know that a student who misses 10 days or more during a school year is less likely to graduate from high school and or ever enroll in college?

• Chronic absence can affect your ability to earn a living. Dropouts are less likely to succeed in a career. In fact, a high school graduate makes, on average, $1 million more than a dropout over a lifetime.

• If you’re having trouble getting to school— and have challenges such as transportation, bullies, etc.—tell someone, such as a teacher, guidance counselor or your family, maybe we can help.

Attendance Is Key


Research shows a strong correlation between student attendance and student achievement and, ultimately, graduation rates. In fact, many studies have pointed to student attendance as the best predictor of high school graduation rates.

First page of the PDF file: AttendanceHandout_2


Don't Forget:

Please be sure to call in your child's absences to the school office as soon as possible.