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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Twenty Day Attendance Count is OVER!

Tripp A. wins the giant frog, a give-away to encourage good attendance.
Every year, schools across Alabama keep a close count on student attendance during the 20 days after Labor Day. This count helps to determine the number of teacher units a school earns for the next school year.

Schools must also maintain 95% attendance to show Adequate Yearly Progress. R. L. Young's attendance was 96.5. As a reward, the principal will treat the students to a movie in the auditorium soon.

Meeting the goal for the 20 day count is important, but we are more interested in having students in school every day unless they are sick with fever or throwing up. R. L. Young's attendance is very impressive. Our students work hard to earn the TOP DOG status which means NO tardies, checkouts, or absences for an entire 6 weeks. This is not an easy task. Pictured above is Tripp A., sixth grader at Young. His name was drawn after the 20 day count and because he had not missed one day, he earned this enormous frog.

Each week a drawing is held for a stuffed animal from a country we are featuring. This quarter we have animals from BRAZIL. This program was sponsored by the R. L. Young PTO. We appreciate having this support to encourage good attendance. We can't teach students if they are not here!

Congratulations, Tripp and everyone that takes attendance seriously!

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