Be Present for a Better Future Attendance Campaign

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The Be Present for a Better Future attendance campaign was launched in 2019 to address one of the most significant barriers to student achievement: chronic absenteeism. When students miss just 10 percent of the school year, or only a few days per month, they significantly decrease their reading and math ability, along with GPA, test scores, and the likelihood of graduating high school.

The campaign emphasizes the importance of being in school on time every day. Students with good and improved attendance are even acknowledged and rewarded for their good work.

BePresent Days are days that we ask all students to be in school on time. On these days, students are often surprised with rewards just for being present. Use #DPSBePresent to spread the word!