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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 March honorees who are listed below:
May Individual Attendance Winners

Gr. 6 - Charles Springer, Jaxon Brimmer, Carly Resko, Anton Collins, and Keilegh Barror

Gr. 7 - J.Z. Foster, Ashlyn Ballard, Caleb Hedrick, Nick Stroik, and John Reynolds 

Gr. 8 - Ojeda Felix, Addison Racer, Trenton Goddard, Sydney VanSickle, and Nautica Reyna

*Winning students for the month of May were each awarded either Spymaker Escape Room tickets or drink coupons for the The Smoothie Shop.
Our team or classroom-level monthly award is awarded for the First Hour classroom that had recorded (95%) attendance or higher through the targeted month.  The winning classroom receives 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).
There were EIGHT First Hour classes with 95% or higher attendance for September. Those classes included:
  • Mr. Fernald 99%
  • Mr. Hockin 98%
  • Mrs. Francis 97%
  • Mrs. Guigear 97%
  • Mr. Gatlin 96%
  • Mrs. Murdock 96%
  • Mr. Furey 95%
  • Mrs. Fillios 95%
Our monthly winner (September) for Best First Hour classroom attendance was Mr. Fernald's classroom who finished the month with (99%) attendance.
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  The article has been archived in the menu to the right hand side of this page.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!