Attendance

In Virginia, all students aged five (5) through eighteen (18) are required to attend school regularly.

Did you know?

  • Regular school attendance in elementary school improves the chances that your child will read on grade level.
  • Chronic absenteeism (missing 18 or more school days per year) is a primary cause of lower academic achievement even when the absences are "excused" or understandable.
  • Students who attend 90% or more of the school year are more likely to graduate from high school on time.
  • Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with peer conflicts or facing some other potentially serious difficulty, and help is available.  
Graphic showing that students have 2 absences per month over 9 months of school are less likely to graduate from high school
Students who attend 90% or more of the school year are more likely to graduate from high school on time.

Check Your Child's Attendance

Parents can log into the Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account to view your child's attendance. For additional support with accessing and using the SIS Parent Account visit our SIS Parent Account overview page.

Community Partner Resources

Marketing materials for the purpose of informing community members of the importance of good attendance.
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Attendance Website in Spanish

View a professional translation of the attendance website.
View this website in Spanish