GNBVT has a 97% attendance rate!
New Attendance Policies
The Attendance Department does not allow phone call dismissals barring a serious family emergency. Please understand this is for the safety of all our students and staff. For dismissals a permission note from a parent/guardian will need to be dropped off to the Attendance Office by your child before school in the morning, the note should include the student’s name ID #, your telephone number and indicate if the student is a self-driver. If your child is a self-driver we will call you to verify you wrote the note. If you are coming in to pick up your child you will need to show Identification, if you are sending another family member or friend to pick up your child, they must be listed on the 10A Emergency form so please make sure your emergency information is updated. If you do not send a dismissal note in the morning and need to pick up your child just report into the school with your identification and we will call your child down to the Welcome Center.
Tardy/Detentions have now been centralized and are held after school in the Cafeteria Extension Monday through Thursday from 2:31-4:00 p.m. and late bus transportation is provided. Please remind your child that all tardy/detentions must be served within a (2) day period unless there is a valid excuse for missing the detention. For more detailed information please refer to the student handbook pages 38-41.
Why does Attendance Matter?
- School Attendance is the major indicator in determining student success
- Students that attend school on a regular basis achieve at higher levels
- Poor attendance is the leading cause in failing grades
- Salary is higher for students that acquire skills and receive a diploma
- By 9th grade attendance is shown as the key factor linked to a high school graduation (NCES)
- Missing 10% of the school year or 18 days is considered chronic absenteeism
- Chronic absenteeism leads to overall poor attendance that can produce negative outcomes such as:
- High school dropout
- Low wages in workplace
- At risk behaviors; crime, homelessness, job loss, substance abuse etc.
In continuing to create a positive attendance culture we instill good habits in our students in the classroom that will carry over to the workplace. This practice will promote lifelong learners that will succeed by achieving the goals they set. Congratulations to students and their teachers keep up the great work!