• It's Not In to Be Out of School

    Attendance Awareness

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  • School attendance remains a priority for Prince George’s County Public Schools. Our goal is for every student to attend school every day and on time. Regular school attendance ensures your child’s access to a high-quality education and has a major impact on their success from kindergarten through high school.

    We understand that some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances, but when students miss too much school — for any reason— they fall behind academically and will be considered chronically absent. Chronic absenteeism is defined as any absence that exceeds more than 10 percent of the 180-day school year. Absences can add up quickly. Given this guideline, students will be considered chronically absent if they miss 18 school days for any reason.

    If you have questions or need additional support concerning your child’s attendance, please contact your child's school.  Thank you for sending your child to school each day prepared for an exceptional learning experience.  

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    Our theme is:

    It’s Not In To Be Out of School – #PGCPSAttendanceMatters.


    Our goal is for every student to attend school every day, on time.