Attendance matters missing just two days a month can add up to chronic absenteeism which is defined as missing 10%, or about 18, school days. Chronic absenteesism has a strong negative impact on academic performance and is a predictor for future academic problems in secondary school and even dropping out of school. If you have issues that are preventing your child from being to school every day on time, please feel free to contact Mr. Thorne. As a school, we would love to problem solve these issues with you to help your child be on time and in class every day this year. The following resources are helpful links about attendance.