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September Attendance Awareness Month

September is Attendance Awareness Month!

Raytown Quality Schools teachers pack a lot of learning into every school day. How much, you ask? From literature, to math, to science, to athletics, to arts, to tons of other extracurricular activities – all essential to academic success and social skills.  

Attendance Awareness Month takes place every September to help spread awareness regarding why maintaining attendance in school is important. A good school year starts with good attendance. According to, students who missed fewer than two school days in September typically have good attendance rates for the entire year. On the other hand, poor attendance in the first month of school is often a predictor of chronic absenteeism, defined as two or more absences per month, for the entire school year.

RQS continues to prioritize consistent attendance for every student. Students are our ray of hope and we look forward to seeing those bright smiles in our school buildings every day.