• Tony Wold, Ed.D.

Attendance Awareness Month is Here!

Did you know that September is National Attendance Awareness Month? If not, that’s okay. For a crash course to help those who don’t know about Attendance Awareness Month or for those who need a refresher, let’s go over what Attendance Awareness Month is and why it is so important.


First, Attendance Awareness Month is in place to spread awareness about continuing excellent attendance in K-12 schools for academic success.


Second, according to National Today, Attendance Awareness Month is important for the following three reasons:

  1. It explains why attendance is important The month is essential to explain to students why attendance is important. Otherwise, many students tend to believe they can skip classes and cover up the coursework later.

  2. It talks about consequences The month highlights the consequences of constantly skipping school, such as an academic downfall, inability to find admission to a good university, etc.

  3. It’s informative Apart from looking at how essential attendance is for academics, the month also talks about how being present in school builds a student’s personality.

Be on the lookout for more information and how to spread awareness about Attendance Awareness Month from SI&A over the course of September.


Happy National Attendance Awareness Month!