Strive for Less Than 5
All students have unlimited potential to learn, achieve, and succeed in school.
The first step toward achieving that potential: attend school each and every day. Unless your child or teen is too sick to get out of bed, he or she should be in school.
Each year in Michigan, students have the opportunity to attend 180 days of school. Your child has a right to learn and attend school each of those days. Each day that your child does not attend school is a missed opportunity to learn.
If your child misses up to five days of school, she can probably make up what she misses. If your child misses nine days, he is in a danger zone. Students who miss 18 or more days are considered chronically absent, and it will be very difficult for them to graduate if this happens year after year.
Students have a right to learn in Michigan, and the first step toward realizing that right is making sure your child or teen attends school every day.