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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.

Count Day with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades Smiley the clown with students Art Activity Count Day Tamya and Denise working on their Count Day Valentine Card. 3rd graders Count Day Ms. Bartz doing face paint Officer Blannon supervising the Count Day dance.  Thank you.. Ms. Perryman's class enjoying Count Day Art activity Ms. Pharrah with her Count Day card Alayna and Trinity having fun at the dance.

7th graders happy to talk about why they are rising... Count Day Art with Ms. Watson student Ms. Smith posing with 4th graders at the dance Count Day with Calvin and Antione in Ms. Watson class Smiley with Mrs Taylor student Students enjoying Smiley the Clown PreK student enjoying Count Day Ms. Perryman student happy about the face painting Ms. Perryman class on Count Day


Count Day with Ms. Reed Mrs. Dingle class sharing their very subjects