In order for the Board of Education to fulfill its responsibility for providing a thorough and efficient education for each pupil, the complete cooperation of parents/guardians and pupils is required to maintain a high level of school attendance.

The frequent absence of pupils from classroom learning experiences disrupts the continuity of the instructional process and limits the ability of pupils to complete the prescribed curriculum requirements successfully.

A pupil must be in attendance for 160 or more school days in order to be considered to have successfully completed the instructional program requirements of the grade to which he/she is assigned. (BOE policy #5113)

Attendance Matters at CB Lamb! Our goal of is to be proactive in building the important habit of good attendance.

Attending school everyday, on time, allows children to build a strong academic foundation and develop positive relations with peers. Poor attendance habits in elementary school may have a lifelong effect on children. In fact, chronic absence is the strongest predictor of dropping out before graduation. Research shows that school success goes hand in hand with consistent attendance.

Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school, and themselves. Start building this habit so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in life.


  • Set a regular bedtime and a morning routine.
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • Introduce your child to the teachers and classroom before the first day to help them transition.
  • Don't let your child stay home unless they are truly sick. Keep in mind the complaints of a stomach ache or a headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
  • Avoid medical appoints and extended trips while school is in session.