Asst. Superintendent Stresses the Importance of Kindergarten Attendance
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
During a recent meeting with kindergarten parents, Dr. Ron Garner, Assistant Superintendent and also Truancy Hearing Officer for Spartanburg School District One, stressed the importance of kindergarten attendance. He said:
As the final few weeks of the school year approach, District One celebrates the success of its K-5 Programs. It is quite an amazing adventure from the first day of Kindergarten to the last day of school. Our students learn so much and
are given a nurturing environment each day in order to grow and develop in preparation for the challenges that are ahead.
One of the most essential elements for a student’s success is a good attendance record. Students need to be at school each day in order to be properly prepared for their very important “next steps.” It is just as important for a Kindergarten student that attendance be taken seriously as it is for a high school senior preparing for graduation. Even one days absence in Kindergarten can create a learning gap that is sometimes difficult to overcome and will potentially carry unnecessary skill gaps into first grade and beyond. Our teachers work very hard to provide continuity each day and to make the learning experience chronologically appropriate for their young minds. The success of the
students in District One is our top priority.