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Attendance Improvement Program

Our school is fully committed to supporting all students toward making regular attendance at school a high priority! To encourage  individual and team-level commitments for making daily attendance a priority, our school coordinates (2) reward programs to recognize students which have been generously sponsored by community leaders and local vendors. 
 
Individual student attendance is being tracked monthly and (2) students from each grade-level will be recognized through a drawing of the highest level performers (i.e. 0 - 1 Days Absent) that receive individual prizes from our program partners.  Congratulations to our September honorees who are listed below:
 
February Individual Attendance Winners

Gr. 6 - Gaige Wheeler, Natalee Walton, Jasen Hoenicke

Gr. 7 - Gabriel Blair, Parker Davis

Gr. 8 - Sam Kelley, Louis Lane

*Winning students for the month of February were each awarded a gift card to a local restaurant from an anonymous donor plus (2) admissions to Roll Haven Skate and Fun Center.  Our duplicate winner won a gift card to same, from Victory Custom Metals [Owner Joel A. Gowdy].
Our team or classroom-level monthly award was recently hosted for the First Hour classroom that had recorded (95%) attendance through the targeted month.  The winning classroom received an honor luncheon and had the traveling banner  posted outside their classroom to exemplify the teamwork involved (See the Braggin' Banner featured in the upper righthand corner of this webpage).
 
Our highest performing classroom for January was Mrs. Rock's First Hour who will have their celebratory luncheon very soon
 
Special thanks to Swartz Creek United Methodist Church who will be sponsoring the upcoming luncheon. 
 
We also have a sponsor for a class with 100% attendance for the entire Semester Two for a field trip on the Appledore Schooner out of Bay City.
Questions regarding programs or offers for sponsorship can be directed to our Attendance Improvement Program leader:
Mrs. Lorraine Ahearne
Room 610 - Dragon Room
(810) 591-1769
 
Parents that need to contact our Attendance Office with questions are encouraged to our Attendance Clerk:
Mrs. Majel Parker
SCMS Attendance Office
(810) 591-1711
 
Please also take a moment to review a recent article in our local newspaper, the Swartz Creek View (11-1-18) that featured the new attendance incentive program.  The article has been archived in the menu to the right hand side of this page.
 
SCMS would like to recognize our Attendance Improvement Program sponsors featured below:
AttendanceWorks.org provides a rich source of articles and support ideas for schools and parents regarding the importance of regular school attendance and how parents can support their children with developing these  critical habits. Please review the posted resource document from AttendanceWorks.org   
The poster photos above are all available at: absencesadd.up.org
 
Click on any poster to enlarge the image!
 
Attending school everyday increases a child's chances of success in school and in life!