September was Attendance Awareness Month nationwide but here at the Portland Public Schools, the 2023-2024 school year is Attendance Awareness Year. We have so much to offer students at PPS, and we don’t want anyone to miss out!
Studies show that students with repeated absences risk falling behind in reading, failing middle school and dropping out of high school. By contrast, students who attend regularly are more likely to graduate. At PPS, that’s because they’re able to fully benefit from all we have to to help them succeed.
Those include our incredible teachers, who provide excellent teaching and learning in such areas as STEM, humanities and English language arts, and music and the arts. We also have a nationally-recognized outdoor learning program that creates new opportunities for all students to learn in the natural environment. Additionally, we offer challenging athletic opportunities and have many co-curricular clubs and activities.
Students need to be in school every day to gain from these opportunities. Learn more about how you can help your student have good attendance to succeed in learning!