The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board continues to focus on Every School
Day Counts in supporting staff and families with strategies to promote good attendance as a
priority in our faith filled communities of belonging where all are welcome.
This 2019-20 school year we are embarking on the STRIVE FOR 5 Campaign.
encourages students to attend school 5 days a week and to miss no more than 5 days a school
year. We aim to engage with parents, community organizations and parishes to spread the
Why Does Attendance Matter?
1 or 2 days a week doesn't seem like much but…
|If your child misses…||That Equals…||Which Is…||And over 13 years of schooling that is…|
|1 day every 2 weeks||20 days per year||4 weeks per year||Nearly 1.5 years|
|1 day per week||40 days per year||8 weeks per year||Over 2.5 years of school|
|2 days per week||80 days per year||16 weeks per year||Over 5 years|
|3 days per week||120 days per year||24 weeks per year||Nearly 8 years|
How about 10 minutes late per day? Surely that won't affect my child?
|They only miss..||That equals..||Which is..||And over 13 years of schooling that is..|
|10 mins per day||50 mins per week||Nearly 1.5 weeks per year||Nearly ½ a year|
|20 mins per day||1hr 40mins per week||Over 2.5 weeks per year||Nearly 1 year|
|30 mins per day||Half a day per week||4 weeks per year||Nearly 1.5 years|
|1 hour per day||1 day per week||8 weeks per year ||Over 2.5 years|
EVERY SCHOOL DAY COUNTS – STRIVE FOR 5