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Welcome to our Attendance Website, where we recognize that each day of learning is a step toward a brighter future. At our school, 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.

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.

MPS Attendance Policy

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• 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.

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Resources/Handouts For Families


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