Strive for Less Than Five
THE BACK STORY
On multiple separate occasions during the 2016-2017 school year, local employers approached the high school administrators and the school superintendent with concerns about the attendance patterns of workers they have hired. They inquired about whether the schools have experienced attendance issues with students and what could be done about it. So, as part of our PBIS data analysis, we further investigated some numbers.
THE INITIAL DATA (from 2016-2017 school year)
We believe in the importance of student attendance at school. If students are not present in school, for any reason, teachers cannot teach and students cannot learn.
THE COMPELLING WHY FOR PBIS AND STRIVE FOR LESS THAN FIVE
We believe student achievement can be increased through:
- the development of healthy and appropriate social and emotional behavior and coping skills for students,
- the development of positive relationships between staff and students, and student to student, and
- the development of regular and positive attendance habits at school.
Therefore, NPS strives to create a positive school climate through the use of research based positive behavior supports.
In 2017-2018, we are kicking off an attendance campaign called Strive for Less Than Five.
Our goal is for every single student to Strive for Less Than Five days absent for each semester per year in order to maintain "satisfactory attendance" by missing less than 5 days of school per semester.