Challenge 5 Attendance
What happens to a child’s reading skills if they miss just 2 days of school each month?
About 1 in 5 children across the Lehigh Valley miss more than 18 days of school each year. That’s roughly 2 days per month, 10 percent of the school year, and about a month of lost learning opportunity. Students who miss this many days are considered chronically absent, fall behind in their course work, and have a difficult time keeping connected with their classmates. Challenge 5 encourages students to attend school every day, and to strive for less than five days absent each year.