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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:
 
October Individual Attendance Winners

Gr. 6 - Autumn Crambell, Payton Lloyd

Gr. 7 - Travis Daly, Amara Hougen

Gr. 8 - Joe Genovesi, Ahziah Walton

*Winning students for the month of October were each awarded passes for P-3 Extreme Air Park and iTunes Gift Cards. Thanks to Buster the Therapy Dog and his owner, Mr. Jerry Brown, for sponsoring our attendance program!
Photo of October attendance winners
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 SIX First Hour classes with 95% or higher attendance for October. Those classes included:
  • Mr. Hockin at 97%
  • Mrs. Murdock at 97%
  • Mrs. Brownfield at 96%
  • Mr. Vollmar at 96%
  • Mrs. Guigear at 96%
  • Mrs. Forbes at 95%
 
Our monthly winner of the October drawing for Best First Hour classroom attendance was Mr. Vollmar's classroom. Special thanks to the Swartz Creek United Methodist Church for catering the FREE luncheon for this class!
 
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 an article in our local newspaper, the Swartz Creek View (11-1-18) that featured the 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!