Spring Count Day was February 12, 2020
Count Day Information
Count Day was on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. It is a day designated for Thurgood Marshall Elementary/Middle to take attendance to determine the number of students served in the school. Count Day is important because it determines the budget for the school. We had Smiley the Clown, Art activities with Ms. Bartz, pictures, a wonderful dance, and a free dress day.
Build a Habit of Good Attendance and meet your school's Attendance Agent
- Every DPSCD school has an Attendance Agent ready to assist and help your family with establishing good habits and discussing challenges.
Elementary - Middle School Students
Quick Facts About Attendance:
- Being late to school leads to poor attendance
- Too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
- Missing school 18 days during a school year can make it harder to learn to read.
- Students can still fall behind if they miss just one or two days every month.
- Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to assist children with catching up.
Attending school regularly helps children feel better about themselves and school. It also helps them do well in high school, college, and career.
How You Can Help:
- Set a regular schedule for bedtime and morning routine.
- Prepare for school the night before by laying out clothes, packing backpacks and preparing lunches.
- Don't let your child stay home unless he/she is truly sick.
- If your child seems anxious about going to school, discuss with teachers, school counselors and other parents on how to make them feel more comfortable and excited about learning. Develop plans for getting to school in case something comes up. Include trusted family members, neighbors and other parents in the planning.
- Avoid making medical appointments and planning trips when school is in session.
Here are some fun photographs on Count Day.