MS Shares Attendance Letter

Dear Middle School Families,

We hope this letter finds you well and in good spirits. As we embark on a new academic year at Schalmont Middle School, we want to take a moment to underscore the crucial role that regular school attendance plays in your child’s educational journey.

At Schalmont Middle School, we are dedicated to providing a nurturing and enriching environment for our students, and attendance is a vital component of that experience. We firmly believe that attending school every day sets the stage for academic achievement and personal growth. Here are a few key reasons why your child’s attendance matters:

  1. Continuous Learning: Regular attendance ensures that your child doesn’t miss out on important lessons, discussions, and hands-on activities that are integral to their learning and development.
  2. Building Relationships: School is not just a place for learning; it’s also a space for building friendships, engaging in group projects, and learning to collaborate effectively with peers and teachers.
  3. Strengthening Responsibility: Consistently attending school instills a sense of responsibility and discipline in your child, valuable qualities that will serve them well in their future endeavors.
  4. Developing Confidence: Active participation in class and school activities enhances your child’s self-confidence, helping them become more comfortable expressing their thoughts and ideas.
  5. Preparing for the Future: A solid education is the foundation for future success. Good attendance habits established in middle school set the tone for high school, college, and beyond.

We understand that there may be occasions when your child needs to be absent due to illness or other genuine reasons. However, we encourage you to make every effort to ensure their regular attendance. To support this effort, we kindly request the following:

  • Establish a daily routine that allows your child sufficient time for rest, preparation, and travel to school.
  • Communicate any absences to the school office in writing as soon as possible and inquire about missed assignments to help your child stay on track.
  • Reinforce the importance of attending school consistently and discuss any challenges your child may be facing with us so that we can provide appropriate support.

By working together, we can provide a supportive and engaging learning environment that encourages your child’s growth and success. We value your partnership in your child’s education and are here to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to a wonderful year ahead.

Mr. R. Scott Ziomek

Mrs. Julie Umar
Assistant Principal